It’s no secret that Jedward are huge Eurovision fans. The Grimes brothers represented Ireland with “Lipstick” in 2011 and “Waterline” in 2012 and made a special appearance in 2014. They decided against entering Ireland’s Eurosong again for 2015, but still went to Vienna to model at the Life Ball. But now they have their eyes on the United Kingdom.

Inspired by the BBC’s rebooted national selection, Jedward have announced their intention to submit a song for the UK.

Talking to the Irish Sun, Edward says, “We’re definitely up for it. We see this as the most fantastic opportunity. But this time, we are in it to win it.”

The twins may be Irish, but they got their start on The X Factor in the UK and have a substantial fanbase there. Their debut single “Under Pressure/Ice Ice Baby” reached No.2 on the tough UK singles chart, and the pair have made frequent appearances on UK television, including Celebrity Big Brother. And, let’s not forget, the UK gave Jedward douze points in 2011.

As John told the paper, “We know we are already popular in Eurovision and will have support across Britain to represent the UK because of the fan base we got in X Factor.”

Inspiration

The twins say they are inspired by Katrina and the Waves’ 1997 winning song “Love Shine a Light”. At the time the band weren’t seen as likely winners, but went on to score the UK its fifth victory. Can Jedward make it six?

Jedward are currently in the United States working on new material, but plan to soon head over to the UK to begin their third Eurovision campaign.

The brothers have previously discussed their wish to return to Eurovision. In July, John talked about how they had written songs for Eurovision.

If Jedward did return to Eurovision for a third time, they would be in good company. Lys Assia competed for Switzerland three years in a row, Carola has represented Sweden three times in three decades, and fabulous Valentina Monetta recently made it three in a row for San Marino.

Would you like to see Jedward represent the UK at Eurovision? Or should they remain loyal to Ireland? Leave your comments below!

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royraniel
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royraniel

everyone’s be like ‘OH GOD! NO’, but i really want to see what they got for Britain

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Their time has passed. It is murder/suicide for the U.K. (or Ireland) to even consider entertaining the idea of their representation. Their schtick lost a lot of steam in their 2nd ESC appearance. The 3rd time will NOT be the charm, especially 4 years after their last appearance.

Maria
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Maria

YES PLEASE

Eugene ESC UK
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dutchie :- I totally disagree and the UK public disagree with you too. These days it’s not easy getting a No.1 in the UK, and they don’t come much bigger that Justin Bieber!! Just saying!! Sounds like excuses to me. If you don’t like the song that’s fine………we disagree and that’s also fine. But whatever you say, Sam Smith is still No. 1 and that says a lot in the UK these days.

dutchie
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dutchie

@eugene
It also depends on the competition of course, Adele was up against Rihanna’s Diamonds. And Sam Smith’s song has been hyped up for months.

I think you’d agree that if this weren’t a Bond theme, it would have been nowhere close to the top spot. That’s not to say it’s a bad song, per se.

Maarten
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Maarten

These guys have to be the most annoying guys of Ireland. UK, please send something you can be proud of, and not a second-hand Irish act.

Darren
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Darren

I would love to have these guys back at Eurovision, it would be great BUT please, go for Ireland instead of the UK. It really annoys me when people take part for one country, then come back and take part for a completely different country.
Yes, they got their fame in the UK, but still….
Have some god damn national pride please. Thanks

bella
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bella

They are good option.but I think that sweden will win it again for seventh time.

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dutchie :- Going by your way of thinking re. “Skyfall”, what about the name Adele and that was also a Bond theme song, no? Personally I would not buy a CD/download unless I liked the song. At the end of the day it comes down to personal opinion, as I said before I think it is a wow and it did the job that no other Bond song did. There have been some big names and they are all Bond songs. Each to their own!! At least we agree about Jedward, even the BBC would not let that happen in… Read more »

dutchie
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dutchie

@eugene esc uk I think it’s the name Sam Smith and the fact that it’s a Bond theme song that got it to no. 1, because frankly it’s just quite underwhelming. It does have potential though, the intro is marvelous, that melody should have been the chorus… it even fits the words “the writing’s on the wall”. I don’t like Skyfall much either, that chorus is a poor copy of Diamonds Are Forever. If Jedward enters the UK are doomed, they have a UK and Ireland fanbase but not anywhere else. Jedward apparently has a big fan base in the… Read more »

bastian
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bastian

just no, enough with this crap..and if they win…they wont win esc anyway, im 100% sure about that already. Bye.

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OFF TOPIC :- Can someone tell Nick Duffy of Pink News, William LA and Robyn G that Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall” is officially number 1 in the UK Singles Charts. Not bad for an “OK” song eh? This is the FIRST Bond theme song to go to No. 1 in the UK, something “Skyfall” did not achieve. If you want a music review go to someone who knows about music. Perhaps the UK public CAN recognise quality. I just hope the positive Jedward comments below are not from UK readers, not being funny, the guys are fun but… Read more »

davve
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davve

I hope they do win!

davve
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davve

Nice to hear.

Cathal
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Cathal

First you take Jack Grealish from us, then you take Dublin away from us by calling them the “All England champions” and now this :O what next!!!

Callum Nowacki
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Callum Nowacki

I think OGAE UK, alongside a professional jury, would oppose their entry in to the UK Selection.

The public would undoubtedly give them the ticket, but hopefully OGAE UK and the professional jury can stop this before the public get to cast their opinion.

Cathal
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Cathal

If jedward enter the UK selection they are officially not Irish.

Phil
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I’d like to see them do a Johnny Logan and make their third time as songwriters for another artist.

What, will someone hand them a crayon?

Jake
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Jake

So the UK gets Irish leftovers…fascinating…I do think there have been plenty of talented artists on X Factor UK and The Voice that the BBC would be smart to utilize for their national selection. They have experience in competing in televised music competitions and most have a modern flair and have name recognition in the UK.

Calum Macleod
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Calum Macleod

NO, NO, NO!

They are the last people we need on the UK’s selection! They should be sticking with their own country!

mawnck
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mawnck

Whee! This is fun.

Mei International
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Mei International

This is exciting because Jedward is my guilty pleasure, but I look at this in two ways: For BBC this is probably great because it will draw in viewers to their selection process and the eventual contest if Jedward win. They have a substantial following who will tune into vote for them in the selection and watch them in Stockholm hypothetically. And given their performance, they stand the chance of getting the UK back into the Top 10 FINALLY Conversely, for Jedward I don’t know if it is the best move for their careers. They have already been to the… Read more »

Daniel
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Daniel

If they are liked by us in the UK then surely that’s a guarenteed 12 points if they represent Ireland again…

Nott
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Nott

NO thanks

Paul
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Paul

Katrina And The Waves weren’t seen as likely winners? They were among the favourites to win with Italy and Ireland for weeks before the show

fikri
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fikri

YES PLEASE!

honestly, i’m skeptical with the quality of songs if its only open to UK people. jedward representing UK would be the best/safest option.

Willfran90
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Willfran90

NO WAY!
That’s disgusting. They get far too much attention and they’ve had their moment in the sun. Hopefully they’re young fan base from four years ago have grown sick of them and there career is dropping. I never want to hear about them ever again!

Jonas
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Jonas

I like them, but…no.

Baku Cash
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Well they’re obviously liked by us in the UK – X Factor, 12 points in 2011 to Ireland, CBB, lots of air time and features in programmes – write a song and sign em up!!

MirkoJoshua
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MirkoJoshua

“This time we are in to win it” and the UK gained its 6th victory

Eugene ESC UK
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How about entering again for Ireland instead for the 3rd time ……………………….………………………………..please!!

The UK need to choose an artist who has exceptional vocal ability, (it’s part of “the package” required,) if the UK are going to bring back anyone I would suggest someone like Jade Ewen or even Jessica Garlick, they came 5th and 3rd respectively.

Did you know that SEVENTEEN artists have appeared 3 times in the ESC, my favourite being Chiara of Malta. (Also 3 artists have appeared 4 times!!)

Mitchelvaneijk
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NOOOOO

#Waterline
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#Waterline

It would be great to see them singing song like “Leave a mark” or “Oh hell no”
Talented twins back to ESC. YES!

Juliet
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Juliet

They bring a lot of fun and interest to the completion and with a song written by them, rather than one imposed on them, I think they could do really well for us.

Jaccobabe
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Jaccobabe

Well, it can’t be much worse than the later UK entries. Jade was amazing, but after that it’s been pretty bad….

Blah
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Blah

Oh hell yes!

Sparrow
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Sparrow

Omg please no. The first time was bad enough. The second time was torture!! A third time would just be a crime against humanity.