Ireland: Jedward take Eurovision seriously

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This year's Irish Eurovision representative Jedward have spoken about their plans to conquer the big prize of this year's European favourite music show, during the BBC's Newsbeat. The twins have revealed that they are curently working on their special show for the Eurovision stage.

Ireland selected Jedward as their representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. Although they were close to be disqualified for brenching the rules of Eurosong as their entry was leaked on the internet some days before the Irish final, the twins won the tele voting and received the honour of representing the Emerald Isle at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.

During BBC's Newsbeat, Jedward discussed their status of Irish representative at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. When asked if they are taking this experience as a joke, Edward Grimes replied: "No, it's 100% serious. Eurovision is watched by like a billion people or something – it's an amazing platform. We can't wait to go out there."

"Lady GaGa's meat dress will seem tame compared to our performance. It's going to be huge. Eurovision is not going to know what's hit them.", he added.

During the same broadcast it was also revealed that this year's Irish national final hit a peak of 999,400 viewers at 23:45 (local time).

Former Irish Eurovision winner Niamh Kavanagh represented her country at last year's contest. She failed to become the first ever female soloist to win Europe's favourite music show twice. Her song It's for you qualified for the big final, but scored a less impressive 23rd place.