Planet Jedward - interview

  • The List
  • 7 July 2010
Planet Jedward - interview

Brace yourselves. The concrete-quiffed twins, John and Edward Grimes are about to drop their first album on the world. The X Factor stars drop in to talk to The List about hot dogs, sushi and a national Jedward appreciation day …

First record you ever bought

John: Probably N’Sync. We have all their albums.

First time you realised you were famous

Edward: When we heard ourselves on the radio.

Last time you cried

Edward: When I fell on stage during a routine and cut my knee, I cried when I got home because it hurt so much.

John: Probably when I was walking down the street and some dirt got in my eye.

First song you’ll sing at karaoke

Edward: ‘I Want It That Way’ by the Backstreet Boys. It has to be a song everyone can dance along to.

Last time you were star struck

John: When I met Paul McCartney.

First three words your friends would use to describe you

John: Humble, honest, fun.

Last big purchase you made

John: 17 inch Apple laptops.

First thing you do if you’ve got time off work

Edward: We do normal things because we’re usually so busy with other stuff.

Last lie you told

John: A small, jokey white lie, probably. Lying is bad.

First great advice you were ever given

John: Just be yourself and be grateful for everything you have, because most people don’t get to do this.

First thing you would do if you ran the country

Edward: Have a John and Edward Appreciation Day so everyone can listen to our music, and make everything more up to date.

Last meal on earth – what would it be?

John: Sushi. I love sushi.

Last thing you cooked

Edward: I think hot dogs in the microwave. The microwave is our best friend.

First thing you think of when you wake up.

John: I think of our fans and how blessed we are.

Last thing you think of before you go to sleep

John: We’re usually up quite late so I just think about how tired I am and how much I want to go to sleep.

Jedward release their debut album, Planet Jedward, on Mon 19 Jul on Absolute Records.