Irish music manager Louis first spotted the Irish twins John and Edward Grimes, you could see the smoke funneling out of his ears and his mind went into overdrive on the 2009 edition of the UK show, The X Factor. The boys were handsome, young, and rather energetic. Their talent, well, it fell more in line with entertaining that actually singing. But they perform with such joy, such zeal, it is kinda infectious, just making you smile. Well, at least they make me smile. Their first single was a duet which brought Vanilla Ice out of retirement, Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby). Their first album, Planet Jedward, was certified platinum in Ireland, and #17 on the UK album charts. As they are about to release a second album, they have the single for the album, Lipstick. They caused quite the sensation when the song was entered and won their country's Eurovision content, and went on to represent Ireland in Germany. They placed 8th, beating out some highly touted entries from England and France. Here is a video for Lipstick.
they brought their energy, their tall blond quiffs, and their absolute desire to entertain and were rewarded. At Eurovision, they also were named winners of the Marcel Bezençon Artistic Award, as voted on by the commentators.
Just the other night, they performed for President and Mrs. Obama as they were visiting Ireland. Also playing that night was another of Louis' acts, Westlife. I am sure they both put on quite the show.