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Oops, Jedward annoy X Factor rivals again with extra show time

JEDWARD have been getting the cold shoulder from their fellow X Factor acts after being given twice as many songs on the show's upcoming tour, which kicks off this month.

However, one half of the quiff-haired duo defended the producers' choice to give the audience more Jedward.

John explained: "We have three or four songs, and the others have two. It's because of this year's show and all the stuff there was about us.

"We are not going to complain, it's what we are being told to do."

As the most talked-about contestants on this year's X Factor, the twins have also been the most successful since the programme wrapped, and are currently lapping up their debut single landing at number one on the Irish download charts.

But their former competitors are not taking the duo's new success so well.

A show source said that other contestants are frustrated with the amount of attention the boys are still receiving.

"This year has been all about Jedward," the source said. "Some of the others who got further in the competition might not be too happy, but the reality is Jedward are the stars."

Edward said that they ignore the negative attention that they get. "It's because we have a single. We don't pay attention if people are not happy with us," he said.

The upcoming 50-date tour of Britain and Ireland begins in less than two weeks, but the Lucan natives are most excited to play the O2 in Dublin and finally get the support of their neighbours -- which they never had during their X Factor stint. "Those are the shows we are counting down the days to. Our friends and family are coming. I hope our dogs can come too."

cmcbride@herald.ie


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