Jedward willing to defect from Ireland and represent other country in Eurovision

The twins revealed they’d had a number of approaches from countries

Pop twins Jedward have hinted they are set to represent another country at Eurovision for a chance to finally win.

The Dublin brothers represented Ireland twice at Eurovision with Waterline and Lipstick but have yet to bag the trophy.

Now Jedward have revealed they’ve had approaches from other countries to be their act next year in Austria – refusing to deny they are interested.

“We had every single country coming up to us going, ‘Can you please write a song for our country? Can you please represent our country?,’ Edward said.

“So who knows? There’s a lot of demand for Jedward. There’s a lot of Jedward love all over the world.”

Previously, the lads admitted they were considering writing a song for next year’s competition – with winner Conchita Wurst’s writer willing to help.

And John hinted that Spain could be where their heart lies, adding in an online interview: “I’d like to record a song in Spanish.”

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Jedward have revealed they want to enter Eurovision again – by writing Ireland’s entry next year.

The X Factor twins insisted they won’t perform at the 2015 contest in Austria as they don’t feel people would “appreciate” it.

But the Dubliners – who came eighth with Lipstick when they entered three years ago – feel they know what Ireland needs to win.

John said: “I’d like to write a song, we wrote other songs that are going to be on our album. But I’d like to write a really good Eurovision song.

“I think we have to be prepared, rather than do it last minute. Really prepare for it… I think we need to think outside of Ireland at what will work.”

Edward added that Ireland, who failed to make it past the semi-finals with Kasey, “needs a song that stands out” and the person behind Conchita Wurst’s win wants to work with them.

He said: “The guy who wrote Conchitta’s song, he wants to write a song with us for Eurovision.”

Meanwhile, Jedward told the Ray D’Arcy Show that they will always stay the same – and don’t plan to rebel.

John said: “I feel like me and Edward always try and be who we are before we went on the whole thing. We don’t say we have to start getting loads of tattoos, we have to be hanging out.

“We’re not saying, ‘Look at me, I’m smoking, I’m doing this, I’m doing that’. We just want to always be us and stay who we are.”

Edward added: “Me and John don’t have this massive pressure on our shoulders every day, where we have to impress 1,000 people working for us… we’ve never felt like we’ve been in a position where we have to rebel.”

John said: “If I was to ever rebel, I’d just have a load of chocolates and sweets.”


Jedward support Kasey Smith in Copenhagen


Ireland’s Eurovision entry Kasey Smith yesterday got support from previous competitors Jedward who are in Copenhagen for the competition.

Can-Linn featuring Kasey will perform Heartbeat in the second semi-final of the competition which takes place tomorrow night at 8pm. They are hoping to secure a place in Saturday night’s grand finale.

The two time Eurovision finalists offered advice to the singer telling her “you have to own that stage and go out there and work it like Beyonce!”

Last night ten countries booked their place in the final with Montenegro, Hungary, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, San Marino, Ukraine, Sweden, the Netherlands and Iceland all  progressing in the competition.

Albania, Belgium, Estonia, Latvia, Moldova and Portugal missed out on a final place.

You can watch the second semi-final tomorrow night on RTÉ Two at 8pm where Marty Whelan will be guiding us through the competition.


Check out Kasey Smith and Can-Linn’s Eurovision outfits below.
Leading Irish bridal designer Kathy De Stafford made Kasey’s gold gown which features a fitted embroidered bodice and sheer tulle skirt.

There are thousands of beads on the dress, and every single one was hand sewn individually, while the tulle skirt was spray painted gold to match the bodice.

Kasey’s dramatic neckpiece was made by Irish designer Oliver Doherty Duncan, who previously made neckpieces for HBO’s Game of Thrones. Oliver is currently working for Warner Bros on the new Peter Pan film and is based in London.

The girls’ jewellery was made by Blaithin Ennis, who won Jewellery Designer of the Year at the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards 2014, while the lads’ kilts were designed by Kevin & Howlin who are based in Dublin.