It’s only March and already it’s been a tough year for all live performers because of the COVID-19 pandemic. No less so than Jedward, who back in January announced their Voice Of A Rebel U.K. tour dates, to originally take place in May. Fast forward to just a few weeks later and the duo have had to reschedule. Today they announced the new dates for their tour.
Bulgaria’s 2020 Eurovision act VICTORIA recently released her entry for the 2020 competition. ‘Tears Getting Sober’ – out now – is a beautifully produced piece of orchestral pop, full of magical strings reminiscent of a show-stopping Disney ballad. Ahead of the event, we asked Victoria some questions about Eurovision, her music, and her upcoming livestream.
Fans of James Bond will have to wait a few months more until they can see the final outing of Daniel Craig as Agent 007.
To borrow the title of another James Bond film, it seems he will have to ‘Die Another Day’, as the global release of ‘No Time To Die’ has been pushed back until November this year because of fears that the current outbreak of Covid-19 will affect ticket sales around the world. Tweeting today, MGM, Universal, and producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced that the film would no longer be scheduled for its April theatrical release, but would rather hit cinemas in the U.K. on November 12, and worldwide on the 25th of that month.
Billie Eilish debuted, ‘No Time To Die’, the new theme song for the latest James Bond film of the same name, at the BRIT Awards last week. Co-written by Billie and her brother Finneas, it also legendary composer Hans Zimmer’s first Bond theme. Now John Grimes of Jedward has released a gorgeous acoustic cover of the song, available on the JedwardTV YouTube channel.
John Grimes from Irish duo Jedward has long shared his acoustic guitar talents with the world, making his playing a part of their live show, as well as on their social media. Today he has uploaded onto the @planetjedward Twitter account a very special rendition of Lewis Capaldi’s song, ‘Before You Go’, which the Scottish released late last year.
Late last year Jedward began offering their critically acclaimed 4th album, ‘Voice Of A Rebel’ in CD format. The demand for CDs, which were initially available for a limited time only with delivery before Christmas, was so high that the Dublin twins were compelled to offer a second wave, with a January delivery.
Now they’ve added a bonus package, in the form of a signed CD, plus two Polaroids, shot exclusively for each order.
We’ve had The Essential Advent Calendar for a few years now and usually when it comes to December 25 we summarise the songs we’ve featured over advent. This year is going to be different. It’s the end of the decade. When we go back to reality after the Christmas/New Year period, and work out how to remember how to write the date, it’s no longer going to be the 20-teens, we’ll have entered the 2020s. And ultimately, it’s up to us to decide whether it’s going to be a time of prosperity and positivity or not: will we have a Roaring 2020s, or will we just go along with whatever is given to us, accepting it as our lot in life, no matter how miserable it makes us feel?
‘Voice Of A Rebel’, the fourth album from Jedward, and the first to be completely written and produced by the Dublin duo, was released digitally through Universal Music Singapore on June 27. Now, just in time for Christmas, the album has been given a CD release, with pre-orders scheduled for delivery from 16 December.