Jedward get second chance at Eurovision

Published Tuesday, 22 May 2012
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Irish pop stars Jedward will sing at their second Eurovision Song Contest final later this month.

Jedward get second chance at Eurovision
John and Edward Grimes, or Jedward, will represent Ireland again at Eurovision. (© Getty)

The Dublin-born brothers, who first found fame on X Factor in 2009, joined nine other acts who made it through Tuesday's semi-final.

They will represent as they perform their song Waterline on stage in Baku in Azerbaijan on Saturday.

During the semi-final John and Edward were dressed in silver costumes and their famous spiky hair was brushed forward. When they heard they had made it through to the competition's final round, they cartwheeled across the stage.

The 20-year-old twins came in eighth place in last year's Eurovision when they sang Lipstick.

They will compete against France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the UK and Azerbaijan, as well as competition favourites the Russian Grannies - Buranovskiye Babushki, who also made it through on Tuesday.

The second semi-final will take place on Thursday.

The 76-year-old crooner Engelbert Humperdinck is set to represent the UK with his song Love Will Set You Free.

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Comments Comments
R in Belfast wrote (983 days ago):
haha I don't think they're that bad a representation...just something different, obviously they're doing something right as they got voted through.
cant sing a note in belfast wrote (984 days ago):
it just goes to show how bad this song contest has got when these two so called singers are going back on it?cant we get better talent than these two?
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