Jedward’s Vanilla Ice-Assisted Pop Breakthrough!

Stop whatever it is you’re doing and read on. Even if you’re rebuilding the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince, drop those effing bricks and read on. Those prodigal sons of last year’s X Factor, Irish twins Jedward have issued their debut single: A mash-up of Queen’s “Under Pressure” and Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby.” You may be rolling your eyes. But stop your strabismus! Because even Vanilla Ice appears on the single (and the accompanying video.) The results are kitschy, disastrous, but also proof that in this age of Ke$ha-delivered pop messes, there is still Hope. And Hope appears well-coiffed and has a sense of fun. That Simon Cowell wants to bring this sort of television spectacle Stateside? Genius. And while this is currently burning up in Britain, somewhere in between successes by Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas, Jedward could very realistically snag a Top 5 hit in the U.S. with this tune as well. Video after the break.

Other notes on Jedward: They are gunning for roles in the Harry Potter franchise and Lady Gaga would like to have a song and dance with them.

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