Jedward make Irish Eurovision Song Contest history as for the first time Ireland sends the same act two years in a row.
Last the year the pop duo came 8th in the contest with Lipstick – Ireland’s best result in the contest for 11 years. Lipstick went on to chart in Belgium, Sweden, Germany and Austria, where it peaked at number 3.
Shortly after their success in the Eurovision Song Contest, Jedward returned to Ireland where they performed in front of an audience of 60,000 people at a concert to welcome US President Barack Obama to Ireland.
The past 12 months have been the busiest for the twins yet – they came 3rd in the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother; they released their second album, Bad Behaviour and completed a sell-out tour across Ireland, UK, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Finland, and Austria.
Jedward were selected to represent Ireland again this year after winning the Irish Eurosong selection competition, topping both the public and jury vote in February. They are performing Waterline.The twins are being mentored this year by Irish Eurovision winner, Linda Martin, who won the contest in 1992 with Why Me.
Waterline was composed and penned by Nick Jarl and Sharon Vaughn. It’s a song about a really strong love, so strong that is close to the Waterline, it’s easy to understand it, the song says so.
Tomorrow we will introduce the Irish entry, note that the entries will be introduced according to the running order!
Semifinal 1 is over! 🙂