The Irish Eurovision hopefuls Jedward believe that they have “brought Eurovision back to the glory days."

The duo who will represent Ireland in the singing competition on Saturday in Azerbaijan told the BBC of their excitement in representing their country for the second time in the competition.

John said: "I think it’s amazing to think we started in the UK on X Factor and now three years later we're here doing Eurovision for a second year in a row.

"I think we're really excited because I think we've brought a whole brand new audience back to Eurovision. I feel like we've made Eurovision an amazing competition to watch on TV."

His twin brother Edward added: "I think me and John, we brought back that excitement to Eurovision. Before Eurovision was something that was in the background, in the distance, that some people would watch, but now it's like a really mainstream name."