Linda Martin, the mentor of Jedward in the Irish National final for the Eurovision 2012, is looking for male backing singers together with the band.
Linda spoke today in the Irish newspaper The Herland and she confirmed that Jedward’s entry for the Irish National final has been chosen. You can view her statements below;
This year, I’m on the hunt for male back-up singers. It’s so hard to find strong male singers out there, they are a bit scarce to be honest so I am scouting for the right guys now. We have chosen the song that Jedward are going to perform so we need to go straight into rehearsals now.
Stuart O’Connor, Jedward’s tour choreographer, has agreed to start working on the new routine and I’m currently working out a schedule to practise with the boys. They are finished the panto this weekend and the Eurosong show is on February 24, so we don’t have that much time to practise.
Linda also stated that there are no guarantees that the band will win the national final:
They will be up against four other acts and four other mentors and we don’t have a clue who will be singing or what songs they have. Obviously it’s known that the boys are going for it because of all the publicity but the other acts have been kept completely under wraps.
Once again RTE choosed five the mentors that will select songs and singers who wish to represent Ireland in Baku. The mentors five chosen entries will be performed for the first time on The Late Late Show Eurosong 2012 on February 24th, 2012 and the entry that will represent Ireland in the Eurovision 2012 will be chosen the same night.
Earlier this week Donna McCaul has confirmed her participation in the Irish National final. You can read more here.