Posted on 25 May 2012
Jedward do their thing at the Eurovision at Baku, Azerbaijan.
The duo who will represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan told the BBC of their excitement in representing their country for the second time in the competition.
Jedward successfully made it through their semi-final
John said: “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.
“I think we’re really excited because I think we’ve brought a whole brand new audience back to Eurovision. I feel like we’ve made Eurovision an amazing competition to watch on TV.”
His twin brother Edward added: “I think me and John, we brought back that excitement to Eurovision. Before Eurovision was something that was in the background, in the distance, that some people would watch, but now it’s like a really mainstream name.”
SBS will screen delayed coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest final on Sunday evening from 7.30pm.
Posted on 31 May 2010
Niamh Kavanagh's return to Eurovision has ended in disappointment.
Ireland’s entry into this year’s Eurovision song contest, sung by 1993 winner Niamh Kavanagh, has bombed in the final.
Niamh and her Titanic-sized ballad finished third from the bottom on a measly 25 points which is only three points more than Dustin the Turkey polled when he failed to get out of the semi-final two years ago.
Our nearest neighbours did even worse, coming last on 10 points, which at least gives the barstool England-haters something to gloat about before the World Cup
There were high hopes for Kavanagh’s entry – It’s For You – but her case was not helped by a stubborn sore throat which affected her performance.
The competition was won by Lena of Germany with her uber-catchy Satellite.
For Ireland, it’s back to the drawing board in an effort to recreate the glory days of the 1980s and 1990s. Having said that, given Europe’s perilous economic state, Germany is just about the only country that can afford to host it these days.