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Monday 24 November 2014

X Factor twins John and Edward to perform Under Pressure

John and Edward Grimes X Factor finalists at the Park Royal Studios, London
John and Edward Grimes X Factor finalists at the Park Royal Studios, London
John and Edward GrimesX Factor finalists at the Park Royal Studios, London
John and Edward Grimes
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John and Edward
Simon Cowell
Kandy Rain: Kandy Rain are another all-girl group from London
John and Edward: The spiky-haired Grimes brothers are from Dublin
Danyl Johnson: The 27-year-old dance teacher from Reading works at a boys prep school
Jamie Archer: The 33-year-old musician has been gigging for over eight years
Joseph McElderry: The 18-year-old student from South Shields started singing a few years ago
Lloyd Daniels Welshman Lloyd (16) started singing when he was five by entering a karaoke competition
Lucie Jones: The 18-year-old student has just finished her A-Levels
Miss Frank: Graziella Affinita, Shaniece Davis and Shar Alexandra are the three Londoners who make up the all-girl group
Olly Murs: Olly, 25, from Essex
Rachel Adedeji: The 17-yearold student attended stage school from the age of two
Rikki Loney: The 21-year-old Glaswegian singer has previously auditioned in series one, two and five
Stacey Solomon: The 19-year-old Essex mum had never made it past the first audition stage

As the bookmakers predict another bottom two placement for John and Edward, it has emerged they’ll be performing the Queen/David Bowie classic Under Pressure.

The ‘Terrible Twins’ had originally chosen Radio Ga Ga for the Queen tribute show, but decided to change it to a more fitting record. It’s also expected that Jedward will perform a rap in the middle of the song.

The Irish boys will certainly feel the heat tonight after finding themselves in the sing-off with Lucie Jones last Sunday.

Despite Simon Cowell being their harshest critic, he opted to go to deadlock instead of sending them home. The public votes were then taken into consideration and the act with the least — Lucie — was sent home.

The decision caused outrage among fans of the Welsh singer and angry viewers complained to media watchdog Ofcom.

Viewers will be watching with interest this weekend to see if Jedward survive another show or if they find themselves floundering in the bottom again.

However it seems the Lucan lads will live to fight another week.

According to the bookies’ latest odds, the twins look set to be in the sing-off again, but could survive if they come up against the show’s other young Welsh contestant Lloyd Daniels.

Daniels, who has been in the bottom two, is the favourite to go at odds of 6/4.

Another shaky contestant is Jamie Archer, who has divided the judges. Olly Murs remains the favourite to win the show at 11/5, with his closest rival being Joe McElderry.

Betfair spokesman Ari Last said: “Last week’s drama and the uproar that ensued will ensure that should Jedward be in the bottom two again, the pressure on the judges to vote them off will be incredibly intense.

“Our customers seem quite resilient, so don’t be too surprised if they live to fight another week.”

Meanwhile Lucie Jones has backed Stacey Solomon to win the talent contest.

Lucie (18) performed in front of hundreds of fans in her home town of Cardiff after she was knocked out of the competition.

Before performing four songs yesterday in front of her cheering supporters, Jones defended Cowell's decision to take the vote to “deadlock”, even though it meant she was kicked out of the running.

And she added: “I think Stacey will win, I want her to win. I shared a room with her and we got really close.”

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