Introducing 2012: Ireland!

All the entries for the 2012 contest have been selected and now My Eurovision Diary will introduce them to you!

Entrant: Jedward

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.

Entry: Waterline

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! 🙂

4 comments on “Introducing 2012: Ireland!

  1. Well, I did not like Jedward last year and I do not like them this year either. In fact, I prefer “Lipstick” to “Waterline” because the former is a bubbly teen pop number I enjoy in studio version whereas the latter is a dull and dated tune on the same level as poor Josh’s “That Sounds Good to Me”. If it wasn’t for the silly twins, there wouldn’t be any hype around this song imho. Well, whatever the quality of the composition might be, we can always rely on Jedward ruining it live with their horrific live vocals and silly jump and march routine. 2/12 and 38th place on my pre-rehearsals list.

  2. Marko said everything that I wanted to say. It’s bad entry, but I liked “Lipstick”. Good luck to Ireland!

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