Last night, Spotlight Report had the chance to see the very charismatic and talented Irish twin boys by the name of John and Edward Grimes, better known as Jedward, as they wowed fans at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre.
Despite having a less than desirable amount of people as the show had not sold out, Jedward did not let that weigh them down as they put on a spectacular 2 hour long performance. Promising a lot from their perfomance when we spoke to them earlier last month, we weren’t sure if they would really deliver, but they did not disappoint. If you missed our Jepic chat with the boys, click here.
The night started off with a video of John and Edward introducing themselves to the crowd and explaining both the similarities and differences in being twins. As the crowd grew in anticipation waiting for the twins to walk on stage, they began to chat their names. Not long after, the boys jumped on stage singing a cover of Icona Pop’s ‘I Don’t Care’ as the got the crowd going, running along the side of the stage and doing back flips.
In between songs, however, the boys were busy changing outfits from one fabulous jacket to another, while they entertained audience members by telling them how much they loved Australia, and seeing a koala at the Zoo and waving a younger audience members. Unlike many other artists on stage, Jedward were able to break down the invisible barrier between the audience and the artist with direct interaction with the crowd.
The first half of their set included some of their own popular tracks like ‘Lumionous’ and ‘What’s Your Number?’ and while not everyone in the audience knew the lyrics to sing along, Jedward invited everyone to dance along from the dance floor. The set also saw numerous covers from a variety of different artists. They did covers of fellow Irishmen, The Script, but also covers by the likes of One Direction, Justin Bieber and Foster the People.
Exhausted from running around, jumping and dancing for a little over an hour, there was a twenty-minute interval, which was much needed for both Jedward and fans alike to restore energy for the second half. The second half of the set was more of an introduction to their music with songs like ‘ My Miss America’, ‘POV’, ‘Young Love’ and ‘Happens in the Dark’, among many others but also included a few popular hits by these pop sensations like Eurovision’s ‘Waterline’.
Overall, it was a great night as Jedward entertained a range of people from ages a young as 8, all the way up. For many who had not seen Jedward before as it was their first tour in Australia, they certainly did not disappoint.