2011: Jedward - Lipstick

Identical twins, Jedward were born as John and Edward Grimes in Dublin in 1991.

Their distinctive blonde quiffs have become the trademark of their image. Jedward first came to the attention of the general public following their participation in the UK X Factor series in 2009. Their weekly antics on the show gave them massive media exposure, and quickly gained a reputation for their unique performances and not least their quirky image.

Hot on the heels of their X Factor participation, their debut single Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby) climbed to the top of the Irish charts and secured them a second place on the UK singles chart. They were dropped by their record company Sony after just the one single but were quickly snapped up by Universal who obviously saw their potential, and subsequently signed a contract with a 3 album deal. Their debut album, Planet Jedward was released in july 2010, reaching number 1 in Ireland and number 17 in the UK. Their second single, a cover of Blink 182’s All The Small Things didn’t fare as well however, failing to reach the top 20 of either country. Their second album is currently under production, rumoured to be scheduled for release by the summer.the 17th of March saw the release of a preview promo clip called Bad Behaviour.

The duo hava managed to maintain a high media profile through various appearances and promotional work in TV commercials. They have also featured as regulars on the comedy panel show Celebrity Juice. The young brothers have even forayed into the modelling world, after doing features for magazines i-D, Esquire and Grazia.

Participant Profile

In the final

In the semi final