All eyes on Jedward as Eurovision final underway

All eyes on Jedward as Eurovision final underway

The Eurovision Song contest final was underway in the Azerbaijani capital Baku tonight with the hopes of a nation resting on Jedward.

The 20-year-old twins from Lucan in Dublin will represent Ireland tonight, for the second time in the competition, when they perform their song Waterline.

The pair, who came eighth in last year's compeition with the song 'Lipstick' came through their semi-final on Tuesday and are hotly tipped to do well.

However they face stiff competition from the Russian entry - the Babushki or Russian Grannies with their song 'Party for Everybody'

Tonight's contest was kicked off by UK entry Englebert Humperdinck, the 76-year-old crooner singing the balland 'Love Will Set You Free' at the Crystal Hall in Baku.

The contest is estimated to be viewed by 120 million around Europe.

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