The Eurovision Song Contest today announced that from next year there will be an “American Song Contest”, with similar format, but including contestants from all 50 states of the USA. Jedward, no slouches when it comes to both Eurovision AND America, today tweeted that not only would they enjoy hosting the show, but they would also like to write the winning song:
Could the Dublin duo be exactly what the contest needs? Someone who’s undeniably woven into the fabric of the original contest, yet equally comfortable in the New World? It’s not that difficult a concept to grasp. The two time Irish representatives certainly brought a breath of fresh air to the Eurovision Song Contest, with their 2011 entry, ‘Lipstick’, still the best result from Ireland since 2000, and the best since semi-finals were introduced into the contest in 2004. Their impact on the contest was so great that Ireland sent them again the following year, performing the song, ‘Waterline’.
Jedward’s names regularly feature as rumoured contestants for Ireland, and have even been suggested for the U.K. in recent years. With 2021 marking 10 years since their ESC debut, why not commemorate it by getting them on board for America 2011!
It’s definitely “Douze Points” from us!