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Background Information
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Birthdate 16 October 1991
Age 27
Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country Flag of Ireland Ireland
Song "Lipstick"
Position 8th (Final)
8th (Semi-final)
Points 119 (Final)
68 (Semi-final)
Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country Flag of Ireland Ireland
Song "Waterline"
Position 19th (Final)
6th (Semi-final)
Points 46

Jedward are an Irish pop duo, consisting of identical twins John and Edward Grimes. They came to fame from The X Factor UK in 2009 where they finished in 6th place and to date are the only act to represent their home country at the Contest in two consecutive years at the 2011 Contest and again the following year.

Many have speculated that they got through not because of their ability to sing and dance (which is minimal), but because of their trademark hairstyle, a style very well recognised as being the duo's logo (however, they notably 'dropped' - in every sense of the word - the style for Eurovision 2012).

Their first attempt resulted in the country finishing in the Top 10 for the first time in five years and achieving the highest placing for the country in eleven years. However, they fared worse the following year when they finished in 19th place overall.

In spite of this, they remain the country's best performing act of the decade and because of this several people have made calls for them to represent the country a third time.