Irish Eurovision twins John and Edward Grimes aka Jedward are rumoured to be returning to the Celebrity Big Brother House later this week when the series returns for its landmark 19th series on the UK station Channel 5.
1. All three Baltic state countries chose their Eurovision entry this weekend. Estonia’s Eesti Laul came to a head with the favourites Elina Born and Stig Rasta being chosen to represent Estonia with their song ‘Goodbye to Yesterday’.
2. Lithuania had already chosen their song ‘This Time’ but it was this week that we learned that two of the three finalists would perform the song as a duet in Vienna in May. Mia turned out to be highly unfortunate as her other two competitors Vaidas Baumila and Monika Linkyte were chosen to be Lithuania’s entry.
3. Latvia’s national selection process saw four songs battle it out, but in the end it was Aminata with her song ‘Love Injected’ who would progress to compete at Eurovision in May.
2. The twins are no stranger to reality TV shows having made their debut on the 2009 series of the X-Factor, mentored by Louis Walsh and finishing in sixth place. The duo have also participated in Celebrity Big Brother 8 where they placed third behind Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona and My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty.
3. The pair moved to an international stage when they were selected to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2011 with their song ‘Lipstick’ and finished in eighth place. They were so successful that they were chosen again the following year for their song ‘Waterline’ which proved less of a hit finishing in 19th place overall.