Jedward's Eurovision vote blow
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 April 2011
Eurovision Song Contest bosses have delivered a blow to Ireland's entrant Jedward by banning British fans from voting for them in the semi-final
Britons won't be able to vote for Jedward in the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Irish twins John and Edward Grimes - who shot to fame when they appeared on 'The X Factor' in 2009 - were expecting a boost from their young British fans, but now competition bosses have arranged for the UK to vote in the other semi-final they will have impress other nations instead.
An insider told The Sun newspaper: "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.
"This could be the end of their Eurovision dream."
The quiff-tastic duo will perform 'Lipstick' in the second semi-final on May 12 in Dusseldorf, Germany, and will be up against 18 other countries, including Estonia, Slovenia and the Netherlands.
As the UK is one of the five countries which contributes the most money to the contest, it gets an automatic place in the final and is only allowed to vote in the other semi-final, taking place on May 10.
Only if Jedward makes it though their semi-final round will they be able to bank on their British fans supporting them in the final stage of the contest on May 14.
Blue will be representing Britain at in the final, singing 'I Can'.