Jedward is the musical identity of twin brothers John and Edward Grimes of Dublin, veterans of the UK’s X-Factor (placing sixth in 2009) and Celebrity Big Brother (placing third in 2011), and now veteran Irish representatives to the Eurovision Song Contest. The boys brought a jolt of fresh life to last year’s ESC in Dusseldorf, being tipped by many observers as a possible dark horse upset winner with their edgy and energetic “Lipstick”
Though ultimately the pompadoured twins placed eighth at Dusseldorf, they achieved the best result for Ireland in many years. So the Irish were glad to oblige with their votes when John and Edward offered a new song for ESC 2012 Baku. Now here they come with a more melodic and mature sound, the Beach Boys-esque “Waterline”, Ireland’s official entry this year:
Will their comeback propel them to victory this year? Stay tuned!