Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 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 GrimesX Factor finalists at the Park Royal Studios, London
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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