Saturday 24 February 2018

Jedward fixation stifling real talent

ONCE again we are seeing what is happening to our music industry with Jedward performing a song to represent Ireland at the Eurovision song contest. It's almost a repeat of Dustin the turkey and nothing to do with the musical talent that is in abundance in this country.

Jedward are 5/6 favourites to win because the song contest is now like the pub song competitions of old where if you have enough friends to vote for you then you can't lose – and with the hype Jedward have already received there's no competition, even though Louis Walsh said he wouldn't interfere.

As a singer-songwriter, I believe the national song contest for Ireland should go back to the old system of professional panels distributed nationwide to select various winners, with the same system being applied to the Eurovision.

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