Long before "American Idol," "The Voice," "The X Factor," "America's Got Talent," "The Sing-Off," "The Glee Project," "Platinum Hit," "Nashville Star," or even "Star Search" and "The Gong Show," there was the Eurovision Song Contest, a talent competition more ridiculous, glitzy, and over-the-top than all of those shows combined. At last year's Eurovision, Jedward--aka John & Edward, the "double divas of Dublin" from Season 6 of "The X Factor U.K."--represented Ireland with an electropop ditty called "Lipstick," and placed eighth out of 43 countries. That wasn't a bad showing at all for what many haters considered to be just a reality-TV novelty act...but now Jedward are in the running to represent Ireland again at Eurovision 2012, and honestly, I think they have a REAL shot at winning this time.
I'm not kidding: Jedward's new Eurovision entry, "Waterline," is three perfect sugary minutes of bop-till-you-drop boy-pop. Whether or not it wins Eurovision, it really should be released as a single on this side of the pond, because I think it could be the song that breaks them in the States. I can already imagine "Waterline" landing in Radio Disney's high rotation.