Jedward face Eurovision disaster as Britain banned from voting in their semi-final

Under Pressure: John and EdwardJedward's chances of Eurovision success look to be at risk after Eurovision bosses revealed that the British viewers may only vote in the semi-final that Ireland are NOT in. The Irish twins, who are representing Ireland in this year's song contest with their single Lipstick were hoping that their large British fanbase would vote them int0 the Finals however with the latest announcement, their hopes of taking victory for Ireland may seem less likely.

John And Edward, more commonly known to Jedward rose to fame on Series 6 of The X Factor with their memorable renditions of popular songs such as Under Pressure, Oops I Did It Again and Ghostbusters, building up a major fanbase however with the news that viewers in Great Britain will not be able to phone in and vote in their semi-final on May 12th, Jedward are slightly less optimistic about the semi-final.

An insider told The Sun: ''The boys were banking on a high score from Britain, but now they will have to rely on support from other countries. What they will make of them is hard to say - after all they are not great singers or dancers.'' In addition, as fans can't vote for their home country, all of us in Ireland will also be unable to v0te for the twins.

Britain get a bye automatically into the final with their entry I Can by boyband Blue due to being on of the ''Big Five'' who contribute large amounts of money towards the contest. Theyare also allowed to vote in one semi-final with chiefs at the contest deciding which one they can vote in. Votes in the semi-final are then obtained from a split of telephone votes and jury votes. The source added: ''This could be the end of their Eurovision dreams.''

Watch Jedward compete for a place in the final on May 12 in Dusseldorf, Germany, the final will take place two days later on May 14 .

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