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Jedward celebrating in Baku tonight.
Jedward celebrating in Baku tonight.
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Jedward qualify for Eurovision final in Baku

The Irish duo were the last of ten acts announced this evening as qualifying for the final.
May 22nd 2012, 9:59 PM 15,062 153

JOHN AND EDWARD Grimes have won a place in the Eurovision final for the second year in a row.

Following a glittering performance (featuring a waterfall) in Baku this evening, Ireland’s Jedward have been selected to compete in the final of the Eurovision song contest this weekend.

The nine other countries to qualify are: Moldova, Romania, Iceland, Hungary, Denmark, Albania, Cyprus, Greece, and Russia.

Six other countries automatically qualified for the final on Saturday night: the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and hosts Azerbaijan.

The second semi-final is being held on Thursday night to determine the last of the qualifying entrants.

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