Double Irish Eurovision representatives, Jedward, take the new British Eurovision approach as an oppertunity for them to get back to the contest representing the country where their career kicked of via the talent show X-Factor. The Irish brothers, known for their never ending energy, believe they can win the whole thing this time.
In 2011 and 2012 Ireland was represented by twin brothers John and Edward, together Jedward, at the Eurovision Song Contest. If it were up to the brothers, they will be back representing neighbour country United Kingdom in 2016.
To Irish The Sun they say that once they finish their current recordings in the US they will head back to Europe in order to work on their third Eurovision bid, and the twins aren’t hiding that this time they dream of a better placement. 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.
Trying for the UK will mean a come back to the country where their career started when they in 2009 took part in the British X-Factor, and John believe it will help them that they are already known:
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.
Jedward reached the final on both of their Eurovision attempts, but never made it to the top. Their first entry Lipstick finished 8th, and the year after they came 19th with Waterline. Below you can see performances of these songs from the Eurovision Song Contest.