Under pressure Jedward rescued

 

X Factor  twins Jedward have been signed up by Universal, just 24 hours after it was revealed they had been dumped by their former record label.

John and Edward Grimes (18), from Lucan, Co Dublin, were signed to Sony after surviving several weeks on the X Factor,  despite being ridiculed for their performances, but they were dropped after their debut single failed to top the British charts.

Universal records has rushed to do a deal with manager Louis Walsh, although it is unclear to which Universal label the teenagers will be signed to.

Walsh confirmed: “I’m completely committed to Jedward and delighted we’ve secured them a new deal with Universal.”

Their first song, Under Pressure,  a duet with Vanilla Ice, reached number two in Britain and dropped out of the top 10 a week later.

PA