Third Time A Charm As Jedward Hope to Sing for UK


Jedward are hoping to return to the Eurovision for a third tilt at the prize – but this time for the UK.

Speaking to Ken Sweeney from the Irish Sun newspaper, the Dublin Duo who turn 24 this month, say that they think they stand a good chance in Stockholm next year with one of their own songs.

Having twice represented their home country of Ireland at the song contest, in Dusseldorf in 2011 and Baku 2012, the pop pair found their popularity spread beyond Europe, and established them fanbases as far away as Australia and parts of Asia.

Edward told The Irish Sun,

“We’re definitely up for it. We see it as the most fantastic opportunity. But this time, we are in it to win it.”

His brother John added,

“We know we are already popular in Eurovision and will have support across Britain to represent the UK because of the fan base we got in X Factor.”

Jedward have been in Los Angeles working on new music, and are returning to headline the Massive Pop Party in Blackpool this weekend, in a concert also featuring Only The Young, and Bars and Melody. The Massive Pop Party is a charity concert to support ‘Our Local Heroes‘. You can get tickets for the event here.

Jedward will begin their Eurovision campaign in the UK later this month.

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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

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