Lesbian and former Eurovision contestant Donna McCaul has announced that she will attempt to slay Jedward at Eurosong 2012, the Irish national selection.

For several weeks high-profile acts, including Sharon Condon and Nikki Kavanagh, have admitted publicly that they feared facing off against Jedward in the national final. But today Donna—who competed at Eurovision 2005 with her brother Joe—posted this on Facebook:

Ok guys i have been chosen as one of the 5 acts for euro song 2012 to Represent Ireland in the eurovision this year. I am looking for all of your support and votes in feb when the songs will be announced live on tv. Thanks guys

The term “lamb to the slaughter” rings a bell—and not just because I think Donna is going to be killed. In 2005, the Irish Independent dismissed Donna & Joe ahead of Eurovision, saying that they were unpolished, unprofessional, and unlikely to advance past the semi-final.

“Everybody knows that the McCauls don’t stand a chance, yet we’re sending them over to the event in Kiev like lambs to the slaughter,” the paper wrote at the time. “Red-haired and bespectacled Joseph is positively post-pubescent at just 16 years of age and Donna looks like she needed a good haircut and a set of braces a long time ago.”

The duo finished 14th in their semi-final, starting a sad tradition of early Irish exits. If you watch the video below, you’ll have an idea why.

In any case, there are several reasons why we think Jedward should head to Eurovision over Donna.

1. There are two of them.

2. They are hot. (See photos here)

3. They have big hair. It’s not purple.

4. They’re famous throughout Europe.

5. They actually made the finals the year they competed at Eurovision.

Watch Donna at Eurovision 2005:

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Maria
Maria
9 years ago

JEDWARD ARE GONNA TRASH HER!! AND THEY WILL WIN ESC :D:D

oliviapreston
oliviapreston
9 years ago

If jedward dont win they will blame louie and linda for picking “waterline” told fans its “rubbish” “whats your number” is better . they say they are way better than their managers when it comes to picking music I.hope they win even though they dont like their song.

Hanz
9 years ago

What a joke. I have it from a very reliable source that numerous artists, including, Shane filan, The High Kings, Marc Roberts, Brian Kennedy all turned down the opportunity to represent us. Thus, they go scraping the bottom of the barrel for crap!! Unreal.

Maria K
Maria K
9 years ago

GO TEAM DONNA GO GO GO! Loved you in 2005, and will love you again in 2012! Jedward fans — including the author of this post — are rabid and need to calm down. Take your Jedward love SOMEWHERE ELSE and give someone else a shot at Eurovision. It’s not a good image for Ireland.

Sean O'Hagan
Sean O'Hagan
9 years ago

This is CRAP. Jedward SUCK and people who support Jedward also suck. This post is absolute bollocks. EVERYONE VOTE DONNA SO WE DON’T HAVE TO SEE THESE JERKS AT EUROVISION AGAIN.

nikki
nikki
9 years ago

i think jedward should represent ireland again they are the best at least they came 8th last year

Esloma De Costa
Esloma De Costa
9 years ago

Who writes this muck.It was the Irish public who voted for the McCauls to represent Ireland in ’05. Donna is one hell of a singer and will be representing Ireland this year. Don’t believe me then here is a taste for you. Youtube & Donna covering Someone like you.
I don’t think its impossible to beat Jedward they just scraped through last year so get use to it.Jedward will not be representing Ireland this year at Eurovision.
I will repost on the 25th Feb after Donna claims top spot on the 24th.

julian benedetti
9 years ago

I think is possible for Donna Mccall to beat jedward at eurosong 2012 but first of
all she must rapt jedward.

But the problem in this case, Nikki Kavanagh will take part too (: Poor Donna, i think
she must to rapt whole Ireland to have a chance !