Leanne is a fan of Jedward after Eurovision 2011

Petula Martyn

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Petula Martyn

LIMERICK lady Leanne Moore returned from the Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf a firm fan of the irrepressible Jedward.

LIMERICK lady Leanne Moore returned from the Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf a firm fan of the irrepressible Jedward.

Jedward took the Eurovision by storm and Leanne witnessed ‘Jedmania’ first hand as a backing singer to the Dublin twins who performed ‘Lipstick’, securing Ireland an eighth place finish in the competition.

“There’s another thing you can’t put into words,” she laughed when asked what it was like working with Jedward. “Three weeks ago I met Jedward, but leaving them on Monday they were John and Edward because they are two very different people. John is the one who will talk so much when the cameras are around and being interviewed, he is the one who nominates himself to do a lot of the talking, whereas Edward is the one that will come to you and sit beside you on the bus for a chat. He is just a little sweetheart. They are what people see; they are always hyper, always full of energy.”

Speaking upon her return to Limerick, the talented You’re a Star winner told the Limerick Chronicle she loved every minute of her Eurovision experience from the second she stepped off the plane at Dusseldorf. “One thing that struck me really early on was how big the Eurovision is in Europe. I don’t know are we a little bit detached from it over here, being at the edge of Europe. It’s incredibly huge and I think we were really lucky to get to go to this particular one because Germany really did go all out in everything they did. It was just incredible. Arriving at the airport we had a bus with Ireland written across it, to ship us everywhere we wanted to go. Everything was organised down to a tee. It was real German efficiency.”

After performing at the Eurovision song contest at the Espirit arena in Dusseldorf on Saturday night, Leanne was in Limerick at the University Concert Hall on Sunday night to cheer on her cousin, who was performing with Spotlight Stage School.