Respect Your Dreams: We Celebrate #10YearsOfJedward

It’s been a whole decade since Dublin twins John and Edward, known professionally as Jedward, first strode onto the stage in Season 6 of the UK reality tv show, X Factor.

Jedward are still going strong a decade down the track, and released their fourth album, ‘Voice Of A Rebel’, in June this year, after signing a 5 year recording contract with Universal Music Singapore.

Considering just how many people have auditioned for X Factor, it’s testament to John and Edward’s incredible talent, and sheer determination, that they’re not only still doing well ten years along, but are also still ranked in the top 5 most financially successful acts to come out of the show, which first started in 2004. Just think about how many acts have come and gone in that time…

They’re the living example of the lyrics from one of their songs, ‘Respect Your Dreams’:

Respect your dreams
Go live your life
Don’t write yourself off
Put up a fight.

Oh protect your heart
From those who hate
Respect your dreams
It’s not to late

Even better are these lines in album title track,  ‘Voice Of A Rebel’,

Yeah, the truth it lingers in our bones
Oh, we know our worth that’s why we’re fighting on
Yeah, they’ll never tell us who we’re gonna be
Oh, we’re marching on to our own beat

There’s absolutely no stopping Jedward, who will be performing this Saturday at the Sunshine Festival, in Upton-Upon-Severn. They’re also going to be singing next weekend at the Gibraltar Fair, the first time the duo will have visited the rocky British Overseas Territory.

Today Jedward commemorated their 10th anniversary with a beautiful acoustic cover by John of the title track from Taylor Swift’s upcoming album, ‘Lover’. Check it out here:

Taylor Swift - Lover (Jedward Cover)

You can find Jedward online on their official website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube. Stream and download their music on SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and Google Play. Stream and download ‘Voice Of A Rebel’ here.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email