Eurovision hopefuls Jedward
have declared that they have helped the song contest return to its “glory days”.
The twins say they have brought a new and young audience to the Eurovision.
“We’ve brought a whole brand new audience back to Eurovision,” Edward said yesterday.
“We’ve made it an amazing competition to watch on television.” John added: “We brought Eurovision back to the glory days.” The duo will represent Ireland for a second consecutive year in Azerbaijan tomorrow night. “I think it’s amazing to think we started in the UK on X Factor and now, three years later, we’re here doing Eurovision for a second year in a row,” said John.
And the Lucan twins are set to return to the X Factor
next month, standing in for Xtra Factor host Olly Murs for one of the UK auditions. “The guys absolutely love X Factor so when they were asked to stand in for Olly, they didn’t need to think twice about it,” said a spokesperson.Jedward
will be teaming up with Caroline Flack on June 5 for the Manchester audition. As the 20-year-olds geared up for the final yesterday, they revealed they were happy getting drenched during the eye-catching routine for Waterline. "We’re not like other contestants — we wouldn’t be like: ‘Oh no, we’re not getting wet!’ We’re not really divas, we’re not vain,” John said.
They also said they were very proud of being the only contestants on Eurovision with their own water fountain. “It’s never, ever been done before,” said Edward. “No one has ever had water on stage because of all the technical stuff like microphones and electricity.” The pair insisted that they want to give a flawless performance tomorrow night. “We just have to do a really solid performance that everyone will be proud of.”