Ireland – The Irish newspaper “The Herald” has announced today that the Jedward twins are one of the 5 acts bidding to represent the Green island at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf. The twins John and Edward were contestants on the casting show X-Factor in 2009. Despite only reaching 6th place in the competition, their first single “Under pressure”, released this February, reached the top spot in Ireland and second place in the United Kingdom. “It’s all being kept very hush hush right now, but Jedward are definitely going for it, and a real threat to win. Louis Walsh was very involved with Eurovision up until a few years ago, so I’m sure he’d be happy to see them represent Ireland. I’m sure the juries won’t vote for them, but the public will definitely be pulling for them. All the kids watching the Late Late Show that night will be,” revealed an insider of the newspaper.
And they are now set to expand their brand to Japan. “They are going to be huge over there,” their manager Walsh told the Harald. “Bosses think Jedward are going to be one of the biggest pop sensations ever. The fans there will go crazy. They are going global.”
Here’s their performance of “Under pressure”:
Source: The Herald Image source