Jedward signed by Sony

'X Factor' twins Jedward have signed a deal with Sony Music, it was announced today.

John and Edward Grimes, 18, will release their debut single, 'Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)', featuring 90s star Vanilla Ice – which they performed at the National Television Awards last night – from Sunday January 31.

“A year ago, we were training for cross country competitions and now like our idols, we are living our dream – we really can’t believe that we have a single out and are performing with Vanilla Ice,” the siblings said today.

Manager Louis Walsh added: “As 'Under Pressure' was the track that catapulted the boys to fame, it seemed only fitting to release the song as their first single.”

Jedward – who will take part in The X Factor 2010 Live tour from Monday February 15 – are dedicating the single to their “supportive” fans.

'Ice Ice Baby' was a number one hit for Vanilla Ice in 1990, but he struggled to match the song’s success with his follow-ups and quickly faded from view. The track was based on a bass riff from 'Under Pressure', which was also a number one hit for Queen and David Bowie.

The twins became a national phenomenon on the talent show with their tuneless but energetic performances of 'Ghostbusters', 'We Will Rock You' and 'Oops, I Did It Again', their gravity-defying quiffs and outrageous outfits.


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