U.K.’s ‘X Factor’ Celebrates Mediocrity

The U.K. is resting on its musical laurels as of late.  From the country that brought you The Beatles, Sting, Annie Lenox and Eric Clapton comes… Crap X Factor.  The stars of this season’s “talent search” are seventeen-year old twins, John and Edward Grimes. Nicknamed “Jedward” (so clever), the boys are making a name for themselves nationally. The Telegraph reports that 15.8 million viewers tuned in to watch Sunday’s episode, a record-breaker for the series.  They surpassed two decent singers, who had to duke it out for a chance to make it to the next round.  I’d be LIVID if it were me sent home that night. 

Jedward doesn’t have much going on in the song department, but they love the camera. Why did they Johnny-Bravo their hair?

“The pair’s father, also called John, revealed that the twins endured bullying in their hometown of Lucan, on the outskirts of Dublin, over their wacky hairstyles, cocky personalities and outlandish dress sense.”

Not up-to-speed on Jedward?  Watch this video from an early X-Factor performance, then join me in an attempt to make sense of it all.

Gallery Info: A compilation of photos of John and Edward Grimes