Ireland: Jedward return with “Waterline”

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Irish duo Jedward, who took last year’s Eurovision by storm with their song “Lipstick” are back – and will once again represent their country at the contest in Azerbaijan. They will perform the song “Waterline” in the first semifinal on May 22nd.

Since representing Ireland at Europe’s favourite television show, Jedward continued the second leg of their “Bad Behaviour” tour, followed by the release of their second studio album “Victory” in August. The album went to #1 in the Irish chart, as well as their single “Bad Behaviour”. They took part in the UK edition of Celebrity Big Brother after the summer, coming in third place.

Since December the duo have also been performing their “Carnival” tour around Ireland, England and the rest of Europe – taking concerts in Sweden, Germany, Austria, Finland and Estonia. They have also starred in a theatre production of “Cinderella” in Dublin, and took part in their own television show on British children’s television.

Their Eurovision song “Waterline” has been written by Swedish producer Nick Jarl, along with Sharon Vaughn. The song will also be released into the charts on February 25th. Below you can see the full results of the Irish selection, which included Eurovision 2005 participant Donna McCaul;

Celtic Aura with Maria McCool – “Mistaken” (4+4+4+4+4) 20 + 30 = 50
Donna McCaul – “Mercy” (8+8+12+6+8) 44 + 40 = 84
Andrew Mann – “Here I am” (10+10+6+12+6) 44 + 50 = 94
Una Gibney & David Shannon – “Language of Love” (6+6+10+8+8) 38 + 20 = 58
Jedward – “Waterline” (12+12+8+10+12) 54 + 60 = 114

Votes from juries in Cork, Limerick, Galway, Sligo and Dublin were mixed with the results of the televote to produce the outcome. Each had a 50% say in the result in total.