Sharknado 3 premiered this week, and cast members and theme song writers Jedward hit the UK promo circuit. But as well as pimping their new film, the twins answered the big question – would they ever do Eurovision again?
The Grimes brothers may have written “Oh Hell No”, the theme song to Sharknado 3, but they’ve been busy writing even more tunes. Talking to BT TV, John said they’d already written songs that would do well in Eurovision and that it was important to have a song with a unique sound.
And in an interview with OK magazine, John promised that they would bring a spectacular song to the competition that would have audiences saying “Wow, my ears are having an eargasm right now listening to this.” Well, that’s what we like to hear!
Edward had been putting a bit of thought into the possible staging. Inspired by their new connection with Sharknado and the Syfy network, he promised lasers and holograms, and “an aquarium of water on stage. I’m talking about water, glass – us swimming through the sharks.”
The Grimes brothers also talked about how competing in Eurovision had opened them up to new audiences of all ages, and how their 2011 entry “Lipstick” had gone on to be a big seller. John explained, “Even though we didn’t win Eurovision, our song was still the biggest massive selling song. It’s still up there as one of the highest selling Eurovision songs.” Edward added, “We’re probably the biggest break-out act of Eurovision of the last 10 years.”
Given how sedate some of the songs and staging were this year, we can’t help thinking that Eurovision could really do with a shark tank and some of that Jepic pop magic.
Should Jedward return to Eurovision? Is this what Ireland needs to reverse its flagging fortunes? Is Eurovision ready for sharks? Share your thoughts below!