Ireland remains to be the most successful nation at the Eurovision Song Contest having managed to amass a record seven victories over the years surpassing the likes of the United Kingdom whose music industry is definitely stronger in comparison. For the past two years, the Emerald Isle was represented by Jedward, a set of twins who first came to fame by appearing on the British version of the X Factor franchise created by Simon Cowell where they managed to keep going on until finishing in sixth place. Despite the disappointment of not winning, they were signed up to a recording deal with Sony Music before moving onto Universal Music Ireland in just a couple of months as per the suggestion of their manager, Louis Walsh. Their first two offerings to the music industry being Planet Jedward and Victory resulted in number #1 albums in Ireland as well as certification of 2x Platinum, definitely something to keep up with their next material.
They are set to release their third album entitled Young Love later on this month in both the United Kingdom and in Ireland but their fan base in the former is far stronger and therefore, the guys should be just as successful over there. In this years' Eurovision Song Contest, the guys did not get the result that they wanted when they finished in nineteenth place as opposed to their eight place finish in the previous year. Despite their dismay in the competition, Universal Music along with Jedward have been working hard on this set of new material and they are ready to start promoting it with a brand new single which also bears the name of the album. A preview to the track has been made available for all of the fans to listen to and it seems that the quirky pop number is receiving a lot of positive comments up to this point. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available.
Source: Digital Spy
Adrenaline crazed pop double act “Jedward” are sitting pretty as a promotional video for their third album “Young Love” has had an astounding 1.3 million views within its first week of exposure on YouTube. The 40-second preview for the title track has had a positive reaction just weeks before the Dublin born duo take centre stage as Ireland’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Both their previous albums, “Victory” and “Planet Jedward”, were popular Europe wide reaching album chart positions in Ireland, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany and Sweden. Their promotional video for Young Love has also charted on YouTube as the Number 1 ‘Most Discussed’ video of this week generating over 55,000 comments. The album which is set for release on June 1st, was recorded in London and Sweden, and features this year’s Irish hopeful for Baku.
“Our last two albums were real pop teen music but this has songs which are much more meaningful and deep. Our big hope is that we keep all our old fans and we find lots of new ones” said Edward. The entry entitled “Waterline”, composed by Nick Jarl & Sharon Vaughn, has been aired on British Music Channel “Chart Show TV” among the ‘Top 20 Most Tweeted Songs’ last week along with reaching the download charts in Sweden, Latvia and Estonia. There is no doubt that the extravagant pair will give it their all with a combination of unique staging and costume design. Ireland performs in 18th position in the 1st Semi Final which will take place on Tuesday, May 22nd 2012.