It’s been nearly 7 years since Jedward released the concept album, ‘Young Love’. Their third album, it signalled the end of their relationship with former label, Universal Music Ireland, but significantly, not the end of their career. Since that time, they have worked hard at establishing themselves as independent artists, releasing 12 stand alone, self-written singles, starting with ‘Free Spirit’, back in July 2014.
With Ireland today finally revealing that they’re sending Sarah McTernan as their entry to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, two time entrants Jedward – to date the holders of the best result this century for Ireland – have announced they will be performing 6 UK concert dates this May. Further dates, including the possibility of Dublin shows, are yet to be confirmed.
If like us you enjoy a bit of Eurovision, you’ll also know that ever since their two time tilt at the contest in 2011 and 2012, Dublin’s favourite twins Jedward have been rumoured to return. 2019 is no different, with the whispers once again starting up, wondering if John and Edward Grimes will be back this year, and if so, representing which country.
Jedward spent much of the first half of 2018 in Los Angeles recording their fourth studio record, the first since the concept album ‘Young Love’, which they released in 2012. The first album from the Dublin twins since they broke away and became independent artists in 2013, it follows on from the nine singles they’ve released since 2014 – including ‘Oh Hell No’, which featured in promotions for Syfy’s ‘Sharknado 3’, back in 2015.
It’s hard to believe but today marks nine whole years since John and Edward Grimes, twins from Dublin, walked onto the stage at X Factor in Glasgow. Looking every bit like the superstars they are, they asked the audience if they were ready to party. Nine years along, the party is very definitely still happening.