Rathangan's X Factor twins, John and Edward, live to fight another day

IRELAND'S XFactor hopefuls, twins John and Edward Grimes have managed to garner enough public support to avoid being voted off the latest installment of the ITV show X-Factor.

The cheeky pair who originally hail from Rathangan got enough of the public vote on Saturday last, October 10, to avoid elimination and go forward to the next round.

Meanwhile it seems the gossip press can't get enough stories about the pair with Louis Walsh saying that fellow X Factor judge Simon Cowell is too old to understand the potential of the twins.

Their mentor told UK press that he thinks the duo will "improve in future episodes".

Walsh said: "I know it's a massive gamble, but I'm prepared to take a chance, and I've given that to them. They have been edited really badly in the show and they can only get better.

"It will wind Simon up that I've done this, which is great. And anyway, he's over 50 now, so what would he know about them and what they can do?"

The boys, who now live in Dublin grew up in Rathangan and attended Rathangan Boys National School. Their parents, John and Suzanne were pictured along with family and friends at their home in Lucan on the results show last Sunday night.

The boys got to meet Robbie Williams and performed his song "Rock DJ" along with some impressive dance moves on the live finals on Saturday night. They were flanked by attractive backing dancers and the pyrotechnics gave their act an extra kick.

The judges were not impressed with their vocals and Simon said it was a 'musical nightmare' but the public disagreed.

The teens who turn 18 this weekend say they are enjoying the challenge of the show and love working with mentor Louis Walsh.

"He's open to all of our ideas because we are working with him to put on a good show. You have got to be original," they said.

Viewers in the Republic of Ireland cannot vote but its seems Britain is coming round to the two cheeky teens.


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