JEDWARD (John and Edward Grimes) became a household name when they wowed audiences on last year's X – Factor.
With their distinctive blond quiffs and unique performances, the identical twins have risen to fame in the UK and on home soil since appearing on the hit talent show.
They were an instant hit with audiences and despite not winning the show they seem to be the real winners with their first single "Under Pressure ( Ice Ice Baby)" featuring Vanilla Ice soaring to number one and two in the Irish and UK charts respectively. Their celebrity fans include, Peaches Geldof; Robbie Williams; DJ Calvin Harris; and Westlife to name but a few.
Originally signed to Sony Music, they were dropped; only to be signed by Universal Music the very next day! What can only be described as "The Jedward phenomenon" has gotten everyone talking and World Domination seems very likely for the singing duo from Dublin!
To date they have sold out two tours of Ireland and one in the UK and just last December sold a staggering 42,000 tickets at Dublin's Olympia Theatre as part of a complete sell out run of Cinderella. Their "One Year On – You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet Tour" is surely set to be another sell out for John & Edward.
Catch Jedward's triumphant return to Kilkenny at The Hub, Cillin Hill, on Saturday April 9th. Tickets €25.
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