X Factor's Jedward land record deal
Published 21/01/2010 | 17:38
X Factor twins Jedward have signed a deal with Sony Music.
John and Edward Grimes, 18, will release their debut single, Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby), featuring 90s star Vanilla Ice - which they performed at the National Television Awards - from Sunday January 31.
"A year ago, we were training for cross country competitions and now like our idols, we are living our dream - we really can't believe that we have a single out and are performing with Vanilla Ice," the siblings said.
Manager Louis Walsh added: "As Under Pressure was the track that catapulted the boys to fame, it seemed only fitting to release the song as their first single."
Jedward - who will take part in The X Factor 2010 Live tour from February 15 - are dedicating the single to their "supportive" fans.
Ice Ice Baby was a Number One hit for Vanilla Ice in 1990, but he struggled to match the song's success with his follow-ups and quickly faded from view. The track was based on a bass riff from Under Pressure, which was also a Number One for Queen and David Bowie.
The twins became a national phenomenon on the talent show with their tuneless but energetic performances of Ghostbusters, We Will Rock You and Oops, I Did It Again, their gravity-defying quiffs and outrageous outfits.
:: Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby) will be available to download from Sunday January 31, and given a CD release on Monday February 15.