Jedward to represent Ireland at the 2011 Eurovision song contest

John and Edward

The X Factor 2009 finalists Jedward have been confirmed as the act who will represent Ireland in the 2011 Eurovision song contest later this year. The singing twins, who finished sixth on the show two years ago, will still have to win a semi-final competition before the main event, which takes place in Germany this May.

Jedward and their song 'Lipstick' beat off tough competition, including X Factor 2010 finalist Rebecca Creighton, who was a part of girl group Belle Amie. The pair will now have to out perform the songs and talents from the likes of Israel and Denmark to win a place in the main show, which the United Kingdom will complete in with boy band Blue.

Check out Jedward performing their single, available to buy to iTunes now, below...

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