Sunday 24 September 2017

Caped crusaders get ball rolling for Euro 2012

Jedward with DJ Colm Hayes and fans on Grafton Street, Dublin, yesterday where they launched Jedward's Euro 2012 'Put the Green Cape On' single for charity
Jedward with DJ Colm Hayes and fans on Grafton Street, Dublin, yesterday where they launched Jedward's Euro 2012 'Put the Green Cape On' single for charity

Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor

POP twins Jedward turned superheroes yesterday when they took to the streets of the capital as caped crusaders.

Climbing up lamp posts, they laid claim to a pay phone and closed down parts of Grafton Street as they ran through shoppers.

There was a touch of King Kong on the Empire State Building when John climbed so high up a lamp post, the crowd below went momentarily quiet.

"We're superheroes. How could we fall? The worst thing that could have happened is that we damaged a vintage lamp post," Edward said.

The Jedward mob had earlier emerged from a sports shop on Suffolk Street where the twins and broadcaster Colm Hayes had launched what is billed as "Ireland's most unofficial of unofficial Euro 2012 anthems for Poland".

'Put the Green Cape On' is released today with all proceeds going to the ISPCC.

The track is a re-working of Jedward's Eurovision 2011 entry 'Lipstick', with lyrics by Mr Hayes who gave its first play on his 2fm show yesterday.

The twins donned capes yesterday, but will wear different outfits for their appearance in the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan next month.

"Jedward are wearing outfits with electricity going through them. They kind of light up. The only problem is that the voltage is different in Azerbaijan. We've had a few technical issues," said a Jedward spokesman.

"We're hoping that if Jedward light up at Eurovision, it will be in the right way."

Jedward's unofficial Euro 2012 anthem will have competition from the official Republic of Ireland Song for Euro 2012, the 'Rocky Road to Poland' featuring Today FM DJ Ray D'Arcy, Bressie, and a supergroup including The Dubliners.

"I know their song is the official song but our song is younger and crazier," said Jedward.

Irish Independent

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