As we look forward to the Eurovision’s Greatest Hits Concert tonight in London, we pause to remember all the other acts we love who aren’t going to be there. Naturally we thought of Jedward. In February the ESC 2011 and 2012 alums were enjoying the Florida sunshine on the set of Sharknado 3 in Orlando. After much speculation around the first two films in the cult series, the Jepic twins finally secured a cameo appearance thanks to their good friend Tara Reid, one of the stars of the film. This is what went down.
The third film in the popular Sharknado franchise is set at Universal Orlando and will feature sharks destroying the theme park. The film will be released in summer, and Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reprise their starring roles. It will also feature cameos from Jerry Springer, Bo Derek and Chris Kirkpatrick of Nsync. And in the middle of all the theme park carnage will be Jedward. And hey – if you can survive performing at Eurovision two years in a row, you can survive a tornado of sharks.
Social media has been full of pics and videos of behind-the-scenes action. Let’s take a look.
Jedward behind the scenes on the Sharknado set
Jedward arrived at Universal Orlando ready to get up close and personal with CGI sharks.
Before filming started, they got into character with Tara Reid.
— Tara Reid (@TaraReid) February 15, 2015
John was on hand as Ian Ziering’s chainsaw wrangler.
— Ian Ziering (@IanZiering) February 19, 2015
They hung out with wrestling superstar Chris Jericho, who also has a role in the film.
A photo posted by Chris Jericho (@chrisjerichofozzy) on
Things got serious behind the scenes.
— JEDWARD ? Juliet (@Julietannb) February 24, 2015
And finally, Jedward were the right there in the middle of the cast and crew photo when shooting wrapped.
— JEDWARD (@planetjedward) February 24, 2015
And finally, here’s Jedward’s chihuachua Blaze getting into the spirit of things. Awwww…
Look out for Jedward vs the sharks in summer!