Irish Eurovision hopefuls Jedward are through to the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in Azerbaijan on Saturday.

The Dublin twins were the last act to claim one of the 10 places for the contest on Tuesday night with a performance of their entry Waterline.

The 20-year-olds were dressed in silver armour-like costumes, wore their hair flat and jumped into a fountain in the middle of the stage.

It's the second time the twins are representing Ireland in the competition and they will be up against favourites the Russian Grannies - Buranovskiye Babushki - who also qualified for the final on Tuesday night.

Afterwards, an excited Edward Grimes told RTÉ that he and his brother John could not wait for the final on Saturday.

"We're just going to keep our cool," he said. "We're going to go out there and do an amazing performance and who knows what's going to happen. But no matter what happens, we're going to have the biggest homecoming ever in Dublin Airport."

He added: "Tonight [Tuesday] we are going to get ourselves together. We're going to pack half our clothes so we don't have to waste our time packing clothes at the end of the week... And then we're going to tweet all our fans on Planet Jedward – we nearly have 600,000 followers."

The second semi-final will take place on Thursday.

Jedward are set to be the 23rd act to perform in the final out of 26.