Jedward to represent Ireland again!

Jedward to represent Ireland again!
Jedward. Photo: Kyran O'Brien KOBPIX.
Dublin, Ireland -

Tonight in The Late, Late Show special, EuroSong 2012, the Irish televoting public and juries have selected Jedward with the song Waterline as their entry in this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Baku.

Five songs were in contention for the honour of representing Ireland, and a 50/50 combination of televoting and five regional juries determined the winner.

The results were; (Composers names in brackets). Winners in bold.

1. Mistaken ( Edele Lynch) sung by Celtic Whisper with Maria McCool. (50 Points)

2. Mercy (Marten Ericsson, Peter Mansson, Lina Ericsson and Bill Hughes) sung by Donna McCaul. (84 Points)

3. Here I Am (Greg French) sung by Andrew Mann. (94 Points)

4. Language Of Love (Éanán Patterson and Julian Benson) sung by Una Gibney and David Shannon. (58 Points)

5. Waterline (Nick Jarl) sung by Jedward. (114 Points)


In addition to the artists taking part in the contest, there were guest appearances from the Brotherhood Of Man, who won the 1976 edition of Europe's Favourite Tv Show with Save Your Kisses For Me. The 1993 winner for Ireland, Niamh Kavanagh was also interviewed by presenter Ryan Tubridy about her experiences in the contests of 1993 and 2010.

Both Niamh Kavanagh and RTÉ Commentator, Marty Whelen were also on hand to pass their comments on the five entries.


Jedward become the first artists to represent Ireland in two successive contests, having finished in eighth place in 2011 with the song Lipstick.

Ireland will participate in the First Semi-Final on 22nd May in Baku.

If you missed the final, you can catch up and watch it again on our player.

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  • Posted on 11 May 2012 at 22:06
    Ireland will lose again unfortunately thanks to a bunch of gobshites called Jedward. I can't stand them. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 30 April 2012 at 00:58
    Love positive :) <3 Greets from Serbia report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 April 2012 at 19:15
    I'm going to vote for them definetly!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 April 2012 at 18:32
    I hope they do well!! I love Jedward!! I suppose if Dima Bilan can enter twice and win, Jedward can!! Good luck!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 April 2012 at 17:04
    so happily eighties .. always interesting the double figure. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 March 2012 at 23:35
    oh dear not them 2 again! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2012 at 10:41
    Great choice Ireland, go Jedward!! 10 points. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 March 2012 at 20:52
    OK am I back to 2011 or what?! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 March 2012 at 10:10
    I like them because they're charismatic,but when I saw them again this year is like I had a deja-vu,it's the same style like the last year,the same hair-cut...and they don't sound good singing live.I hope they'll improve their voices till the show.Good luck! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 March 2012 at 15:08
    It's good. Not one of my favourites but I like it. Good luck report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 March 2012 at 16:20
    I think 'Lipstick' was better song for ESC . But who knows : ) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 March 2012 at 13:55
    OMG i love them they ...Go Jedward ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 March 2012 at 12:35
    OMG it`s a song for a Kindergarten!
    No Points, hope no Qualification report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 March 2012 at 03:00
    Oh my god, they are..they are...awful! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 March 2012 at 15:08
    Ha-ha. Remeber the time when i first saw them on the TV screen (it was ESC'11' final btw). It was like 'gosh, r they clowns or what?'. And i was a bit pissed off by their hairstyles :'D
    Who'd think that i'd become their fan soon. Anyways, im through with all that fan stuff now but maybe i'll vote for them, who knows... report to the moderator