Eurovision Contestants 2012

Eurovision and Jedward in the Local Press this Week

As Jedward Qualifies for the Finals – the Irish Press is all abuzz

Here’s a taster:

Karen Fricker in Baku writes:

“Fans voting in the contest’s press centre rated Jedward seventh most popular among the night’s acts, with Russia’s singing grannies, the Buranovskiye Babushki, and Romania’s Latin- flavoured Zaleilah, performed by Mandinga, tied for first. Paddy Power tips Jedward as seventh most likely to win the final on Saturday night….

..Jedward said their fans in Azerbaijan tended to be “more mainstream” than at home, meaning of all ages and of both genders as opposed to the girls and young women who form the bulk of their Irish fan base.”

Their interview with Jedward is also quoted and has been appearing on RTE Radio:

‘.. an excited Edward Grimes told RTÉ that he and his brother John could not wait for the final on Saturday. “We’re just going to keep our cool,” he said. “We’re going to go out there and do an amazing performance and who knows what’s going to happen. But no matter what happens, we’re going to have the biggest homecoming ever in Dublin Airport.” ‘

Ken Sweeney reports on Jedward’s reactions and call for action from their fans:

“We want all of Ireland to get behind us for the final. Organise a Eurovision party, make a Jedhead and sing along to ‘Waterline’. We’re going to go out there and make Ireland proud,” they said moments after getting the good news….We knew we’d rock Edzerbaijohn! Thanks to all our awesome fans for voting for us. We’re going to go out there on Saturday night and do our best for a Jepic win.”

I am particularly tickled Jedward’s additions to the English Language “Jepic “, “Jedhead” and the renaming of  “Edzerbaijohn”

“YES! Jedward where the last act to be announced in a nail-biting final result and on hearing the result cartwheeled and jumped in true Jedward style to join the rest of the finalists.”

But wait a Minute! The story also makes it across the Atlantic

They also provide a link to a Eurovision party at the Embassy of Austria NO LESS IN their Going out Guide:

“There’s nothing in the world quite like the Eurovision Contest, a continent-wide competition to see which country can produce the perfect pop act. (As you’d expect, over-the-top costumes and over-theatrical stage shows have become as important as slickly produced songs.) ….. it’s not on American television — unless you go to the Austrian Embassy, where the European Union has arranged to show it on an 18-foot screen with Dolby surround sound. You can enjoy the whole show larger than life, including Russian entry Buranovskiye Babushki, a group of eight grandmothers whose repertoire includes a cover of “Hotel California” in a regional dialect. “

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