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Friday, 01 March 2013 16:34

Sweden: Jedward to Guest Star in MF 2013

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John and Edward, commonly known as Jedward are Irish twins who have risen to success following their stint on the British version of the X Factor which led to a recording deal, first with Sony Music Ireland and then eventually with Universal Music Ireland, seeing them take part in the Eurovision Song Contest on two occasions. The first time with Lipstick in 2011 finishing in eight place and the second time with Waterline managing only nineteenth in 2012. Nevertheless, their profile across Europe has risen considerably especially in Sweden, a nation which gave them 12 points on the first offering and 5 points, the second time round. 

They will be the special guests of this weeks' second chance at Melodifestivalen. SVT, the broadcaster in charge for the Swedish preselection is keeping the whole affair relatively a secret but nevertheless, it seems that in true second chance fashion, they will be duelling with the hosts, Gina Dirawi and Danny Saucedo, the latter being a two time first runner-up of the Melodifestivalen competition. Jedward have continuously continued to surprise their main critic Simon Cowell with their success with their latest album Young Love reaching number #1 in Ireland, number #8 in Estonia, #11 in Sweden, #22 in Finland and #50 in Germany amongst others. 

  1. You - Robin Stjernberg
  2. Vi Kommer Aldrig Att Forlara - Eric Gadd
  3. Hon Har Inte - Caroline af Ugglas
  4. Jalla Dansa Sawa - Behrang Miri
  5. Hello Goodbye - Erik & Tone
  6. Begging - Anton Ewald
  7. Burning Flags - Cookies 'N' Beans
  8. In and Out of Love - Martin Rolinski

One of their backing vocalists, Leanne Moore will once more be representing Ireland in that capacity with Ryan Dolan with the song Only Love Survives. Dolan was selected to take part in the show by Stuart O'Connor who was the choreographer for Jedward in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest that took place in Baku, Azerbaijan. The connections are somewhat quite intriguing and it seems that anything connected with the Irish twins is very much successful and thus, there is a very positive vibe around the aforementioned Ryan Dolan as he represents Ireland in the first semi-final of the upcoming competition. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about the 2013 edition of the Melodifestivalen.

Source: SVT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmhQqbt4gyU

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