It looks like solely yesterday that Dublin’s twin pop stars John and Edward Grimes first made their look on our television screens and in our hearts, so it could be onerous to imagine that the pair flip 31 at present. For these of us who’ve lengthy been part of their journey (11 years in my case), we’ve seen them develop of their skills and convictions in that point, and we all know that their future continues to be brilliant.
It’s been an awesome yr for Jedward. Their fame as on-form political commentators continues, talking out towards the unlawful occupation of Ukraine by Russia, in addition to standing with protesters arrested for daring to recommend the British monarchy is an outdated establishment. Naturally this has introduced them, in equal numbers, new supporters and detractors, however they refuse to again down.
Their protests haven’t all been on-line. Final November, John and Edward had been in LA the place they joined others within the #FreeBritney motion protesting exterior the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, as Britney Spears was lastly launched from her conservatorship.
Musically, Jedward have teased songs from their upcoming fifth album, which can hopefully be launched earlier than the tip of this yr. In July followers joined them on the Voice Of A Insurgent tour, their first for the reason that outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic, with live shows in Manchester, London, and Glasgow. Whereas it was exhausting, numerous followers attended all of the gigs, because it was the primary time many had seen the twins since 2020.
John and Edward have been on TV this previous yr too, maybe indicating a brand new, extra severe course, taking part in Dublin’s Zoo Week, and we will see them on Sky Arts at Christmas time as they present their creative aspect on ‘Superstar Portrait Artist Of The Yr’.
It wasn’t all severe although, with July seeing John and Edward opening the Dublin Krispy Kreme flagship retailer. Followers queued from 5am to see the twins, who arrived at 7, staying till 11 to verify they met everybody.
Jedward are at present in Los Angeles, the place they’ve been seen attending Vegan Vogue Week occasions, in addition to catching up with the likes of their nice good friend Tara Reid, and Corey Feldman. They even recorded a full of life rendition of Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ with the pair:
So there you could have it. Pleased birthday Jedward! Right here’s wishing that 31 brings you all of your hearts need. We look ahead to persevering with with you in your journey!