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What's another sneer? Jedward dismiss Johnny jibe

Fiona Ellis

Published 23/02/2011 | 05:00

Jedward with twins, Ciara, left, and Niamh Witter (15), launching the Kellogg's Fun Raise 4 Kids Secondary School Challenge in the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, yesterday
Jedward with twins, Ciara, left, and Niamh Witter (15), launching the Kellogg's Fun Raise 4 Kids Secondary School Challenge in the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, yesterday

JOHNNY who? He may have won the Eurovision contest three times for Ireland but this year's contestants, Jedward, say they've never heard of Johnny Logan.

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On Monday, the singer branded the twins "embarrassing".

However, the Grimes brothers didn't even know who the 56-year-old was.

"Who's Johnny Logan? Is he a jockey?" asked John.

Edward looked equally confused and admitted he'd never heard of the 'What's Another Year?' singer.

"I think that anyone who hates on people that are younger than them, they just want to be younger," he said.

"If people start hating on you or start saying, 'oh don't do that,' you know you're doing something right."

The pair were speaking at the launch of the Kellogg's Fun Raise 4 kids Secondary Schools Challenge. The challenge is calling on all secondary school children to organise fun events to raise much-needed funds for Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin.

"It's kids raising money for kids and is a really good opportunity for kids to get creative and to come up with really good ideas to raise money," Edward said.

The charity is close to the twosome's hearts as they were at Our Lady's several times throughout their childhood.

Edward had the German measles and John got stitches in his nose after getting hit by a hurl.

"It's for a really good cause so kids need to get out there," John said.

Ahead of the Eurovision in Dusseldorf in May, where they will perform their song 'Lipstick', the pair said they needed to get organised.

"We're thinking about having a really cool outfit, and will come up with a brand new performance because it's a bigger stage. It's huge, it's an arena so like it's going to be a huge performance," John said.

"We're going to shock people. People will be like 'oh my god where did these guys come out of?'" Edward said. "The event is a really good opportunity for us to gain more fans."

After the competition it is world domination for the pair, and playing Croke Park last week was good practice.

"It's really, really cool because U2 have performed there, Jedward have performed there, Westlife have performed there, you know -- all the greats."

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