John and Edward Grimes (born 16 October 1991 in Dublin, Ireland) are an Irish pop duo. They are identical twins and perform under the name
Jedward. Widely known for their blond quiffs, the twins first appeared as John & Edward on the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009, generating a
phenomenon described as "the Jedward paradox".
They finished sixth and are now managed by Louis Walsh, who was their mentor during the show.