Americans and other aliens may be wondering what Jedward, the Irish twins whose astonishing lack of talent is a talent in itself, have been up to. Well, they're still in The X Factor
and they're still the undoubted highlight of a horribly bland lineup. Of course once we saw them doing "Oops I Did It Again" we knew they could never, ever top that for sheer lunacy, but they've certainly been giving it a go. This week was a Halloween/Rock themed show, not that you could tell from the acts that went before them (just when you thought classifying Katy Perry as "rock" was taking the piss, next up, a Keane cover!) But not to worry, Jedward are here to do "We Will Rock You." Not the original version of course, perish the thought. No, the cover done by boyband 5ive, complete with attempts at rap. You'd think Irish teenagers doing an imitation of an English boyband trying to rap would be the highlight, but wait until they start singing entirely different lyrics to each other, at different times, to different tunes.
And because I haven't posted these on the blog before, in case weeks two and four weren't enough for you, here's the horror of the other two performances - "Rock DJ" from Week 1. Highlights: The opening as they abseil in, and one of them suddenly remembers that there's a camera there (this still happens regularly;) about 30 seconds in when the backing dancers have to drag them into the correct place; and of course the fact that despite the song being almost entirely spoken, they're still out of tune.
Last week's "She Bangs" - Highlights: As ever the outfits - the basketball shoes really set off those suits donchathink; the terrifying giant inflatable Jedwards; and the bit where they lie between the dancers' legs and look like they have no idea where they are.