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Kenny backs Jedward for Eurovision

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged support to Jedward ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest.

The hell-raising twins, who stormed through the competition's semi-final in Azerbaijan, will represent Ireland for the second year running this Saturday.

"We wish good luck to Jedward in their efforts," said Mr Kenny of the Dublin-born pair.

The Taoiseach, who is due to travel to Brussels for an EU summit with European leaders, was told he should send Jedward instead.

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams told Mr Kenny he was out of his depth at the high-profile European meetings.

Eurozone state chiefs are expected to discuss stitching a growth stimulus into the fiscal treaty at the informal dinner, where Mr Kenny will also come face to face with new French president Francois Hollande for the first time.

"Could I ask you to step aside from the EU summit because you're clearly out of your depth," said Mr Adams.

"Why don't you send Jedward to represent us? They at least might stand up for Ireland's interests."

Jedward, real names John and Edward Grimes, are among the favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest with their song Waterline.

The 20-year-old former X Factor contestants came eighth last year when they took to the stage with Lipstick.

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