Sunday, May 15, 2011

8 Ireland - Lipstick - Jedward

8 - 119 pts / 8 - 68 pts in semi 2
Jedward have won the Irish Eurovision final with their song Lipstick written by Dan Priddy, Lars Jensen and Martin Larson.
Twin brothers John and Edward Grimes shot to fame on the 6th series of X factor (UK 2009).
They scored an Irish #1 with their debut single Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby) (#2 in the UK) and their debut album Planet Jedward also went to #1 in Ireland.

Three versions of Lipstick are already available at most digital sources:
Lipstick - Radio edit
Lipstick - Full version
Lipstick - Instrumental

The same three tracks have been released on cdsingle in Ireland (and has also been spotted in U.K. shops).
(UMC 2764766)
The cdsingle (in plastic case sleeve) is available at HMV Ireland and BeaRecords.
The same cdsingle which comes in a cardboard sleeve for promotion purposes.

The cdsingle was released in Germany on 30/5.

Next to securing all kinds of promo deals Obama's new friends are have released their second album .
It includesLipstick and follow up singles Bad Behaviour and Wow Oh Wow..

Update 2012: Put The Green Cape On
Jedward have recorded a new version of Lipstick to tie in with the European Football Cup.
Put The Green Cape On will be released on cdsingle in two versions. (Universal)
Put The Green Cape On - Radio edit
Put The Green Cape On - Extended version
All proceeds will go to the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC).
Of course the tracks are also available through digital sources. Watch the star studded video here.
The cdsingle is out on Universal Ireland (3703342)
The Irish Football team will take on Spain, Croatia and Italy in the first rounds of the EFC in Gdansk and Poznan, Poland.
Update: A week after release Put The Green Cape On enters the Irish charts at #3. At #1 there's another football anthem: The Rocky Road To Poland by various (jurassic) Irish artists. It's also is for charity and stresses that it is the OFFICIAL anthem, but it doesn't have anyone half as exiting as Jedward or any of the other Irish Eurovision stars for that matter.


There is some confusion on Jedwards album releases, so here's what's going on:
Planet Jedward was the duo's 2010 debut album including mostly coverversions from the Xfactor shows and featuring the twins two hits Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby) and All The Small Things.
The forthcoming album (working title: Victory) will be out in August, but Universal Germany wants to cash in while Jedward are still hot and they have now released a new album also titled Planet Jedward. This one includes only a few of the tracks from the 2010 album (like the hits) but mostly new tracks which will also end up on the VictoryCD.
To make things easier, the new Planet CD has the same picture cover as the old one.

Tracklist Planet Jedward 2011
Lipstick (full version)
Bad Behaviour
My Miss America
POP Rocket
Inder Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)*
All The Small Things*
Fight For Your Right To party*
Wow Oh Wow
* have also appeared on the 2010 Planet. The other tracks will be on Victory.

The new Planet Jedward album is now available at the German retailers and at your favorite internet shops.
Victory will be out in Ireland on August 5 and in the U.K. on August 15.
Victory enters the Irish charts at #1 on August 11.

Charts - Lipstick
Ireland top 50: 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 6, 11, 11, 16, 12, 14, 11, 3, 1, 1, 2, 4, 4, 5, 10, 12, 20, 19, 31, 33, 30, 31, 44, - re-entry june 2012: 100 (Ireland has a top 100 since januari 2012)
U.K. top 100: 82, 40, -
Sweden top 60: 18, 11, 19, 27, 30, 36, 37, 43, 39, 50, -
Netherlands top 100: 84, -
Switzerland top 75: 28, 67, -, 75, -
Austria top 75: 3, 9, 16, 20, 30, 34, 45, 51, 73, 58, -
Germany top 100: 12, 25, 23, 32, 32, 43, 50, 63, 61, 72, 89, -
Charts - Green Cape (2012 version of Lipstick)
Ireland top 100: 3, 6, 9, 14, 14, 13, 32, 40, 65, 98

Planet Jedward is the Twins' homepage
Jedward at BeaRecords

Demo and Coverversions
A demo version of Lipstick by ManneQuin (Dan Priddy) has appeared on the tube.

LA Dudes have released a coverversion of Lipstick in four remixes. This set is available through various digital sources like DJ Tunes. (Spectre records)
 - Thanks to Joris

A German version is recorded by Andrea Lienbacher, a nine year old girl from Austria. Her version Wenn Der Blechmann Klopft is out on the CD Kiddy Contest 2011 Vol 17, tying in with the Kiddy Contest talentshows on ORF 1.
- Thanks to Marion

Another cover of Lipstick has appeared on the album Mr Saxobeat Summer Hits. It's a lame xerox version of Jedward's and nothing to get too exited about. The artist credited is Jonas Basshunter.
The collection also includes a version of Running Scared.

Also see Ireland in 2010 (Niamh Kavanagh) and 2009 (Sinead Mulvey and Black Daisy)

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