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Jedward get to Eurovision final as Ireland's contestant

Jedward at the Eurovision semi finals

Irish teen twins Jedward will compete at the Eurovision Song Contest in Germany after getting through the semi-final stage on Thursday night.

John and Edward Grimes, 19, who got famous on The X Factor, performed the song Lipstick in the run-off.

There will be 25 finalists singing for their country on Saturday, including the Blue singing I Can for the UK.

Ireland is the most successful country in Eurovision history with seven wins, but they haven't won since 1996.

Jedward wore bright red sparkly jackets with big shoulders, and black trousers.

Before their performance on Thursday, they said they weren't nervous about it, and they promised to be "the Pavarotti of Eurovision".