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Last Updated: Tuesday May 10 2011 13:18 GMT

Jedward throat problem for Eurovision song contest

Jedward are hoping to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Jedward's dreams of winning the Eurovision Song Contest may be in jeopardy with reports of John losing his voice.

The brothers have been in Germany this week rehearsing the Republic of Ireland's entry, called Lipstick.

They are due to sing in Thursday's semi-final.

John has been battling throat problems since March and was supposed to be letting Edward do most of the talking - but it seems he hasn't!

He's now been ordered to keep quiet.

The UK's being represented by four-piece boy band Blue, who are singing a song called I Can. The final takes place on Saturday, 14 May.