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Jedward win Ireland’s Favorite Celebrity Prize

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

On November 26, Jedward, the identically twin singers from Ireland, were honored with Ireland’s favorite celebrities prize at #RaboTweeties 2014, an award ceremony, held at Sugar Club Dublin.

They won the competition by beating off Rosanna Davison, Niall Horan of One Direction, and Amy Huberman. Boring Kearney brothers’ @boringkearney was labeled Ireland’s most loved parody account. The title Ireland’s favorite entertainment program to tweet to was retained by Rose of Tralee. The show beat off #LoveHate to become the favorite.

Earlier on November 20, Jedward switched on Blackburn’s Christmas lights. The Irish pop stars, who rose to prominence on X Factor, gave a smashing live performance prior to leading the countdown. Then they pressed the button for lightening up town centre. The twin singers were joined by president of Blackburn branch of Royal British Legion, Des Owen. The event took place at King William Street. The event turned the place into a colorful kaleidoscope. The festivities began earlier on November 20 when Goodnight April (Manchester band), Bolton singer Redd, and The Renegade Girls (Lancashire girl group) performed outside town hall.  The theme continued with the performances from boyband Exposure and Tiger Heart (Blackpool group) in the evening.

Scottish singer Emily Middlemas and Northern Irish singer Janet Devlin also featured in the event. The duo John Grimes and Edward Grimes, called Jedward, eventually started their performance 10 minutes later. However, the crowd didn’t lose their enthusiasm. Jedward performed popular numbers like Free Spirit, Lipstick, Luminous, and Ice, Ice, Baby. The pair appeared on the stage alongside guests including Alan Cottam (Mayor) and Kate Hollern (council leader). The trees, signs, and lampposts were lit up before 7.10 pm.