They’re baaaack… the irrepressibly perky and sexually ambiguous Irish identical twin duo known as Jedward have been chosen for the second year in a row to represent their homeland in the Eurovision Song Contest, this time with the earsore “Waterline”.
To call these lads fame whores would be putting it mildly. Born John and Edward Grimes in 1991, they shot to stardom on the UK’s X Factor in 2009 — and though they only came in 6th place, they were hard to forget with their half-foot high hair and schoolgirl-on-crack demeanors.
In early 2010, the twins released “Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)“, one of their X Factor songs, a medley of Queen and David Bowie’s original 1981 hit with Vanilla Ice’s 1989 rap redux. Jedward’s version shot to the top of the Irish pop singles chart and nearly did the same in the UK, halting at #2.
Last year proved to be Jedward’s most stellar so far. In February, they were chosen to represent Ireland for the 2011 edition of Eurovision in Düsseldorf, Germany with their song “Lipstick“. Much as in X Factor, they didn’t win (placing only 8th), but their über-sprightly mirror-image existence was forever burned into the minds of an unsuspecting Europe.
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