Ireland: Jedward confirm Eurovision plans

Jedward, the Irish duo most known for competing in the 2009 series of UK music talent show The X Factor which caused controversy in both the UK & Ireland have today confirmed their plans to represent Ireland at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.

Speaking to entertainment and digital TV news website Digital Spy, the Grimes brothers stressed that they were deadly serious about competing and wanted to use Eurovision to go worldwide with their music.

Louis Walsh, manager of the group and fellow judge on The X Factor has previously encouraged the pair to enter the contest.