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Last Updated: Thursday March 18 2010 08:29 GMT

Jedward sign new record deal

Jedward

X Factor runners-up John and Edward Grimes have signed up to record label Universal just days after it was announced they'd been ditched by Sony.

Jedward were dropped by Sony after releasing just one song - Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby) - which made it to number two in the charts.

They were signed to Sony Music after the X Factor final.

But it's not clear whether the boys had ever signed to Sony for more than a one-off single.

Sell out tour

Jedward's manager Louis Walsh is said to be "delighted" by the new signing and remains confident.

He said: "I know they still have a great career ahead of them."

Jedward have a sell-out tour in Ireland to look forward to, which begins when the X Factor tour ends in April.