Simon Cowell, who recently brought his hit "X Factor" brand to the US, said at their first audition they were "not very good and incredibly annoying. Two of the most irritating people we've had here in a long long time". He later added, "They're vile little creatures who would step on their mother's head to have a hit."
The pair did't win the televised singing competition but sound themselves signed to a major label, and recently went on to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. A previous collaboration with Vanilla Ice, reviving his 90s track "Ice Ice Baby" charted well in the UK, before dropping after a week.
Does Steven Tyler have a clue what he's getting himself into? Perhaps not, but with big label financial backing, we're sorry to say Jedward could be here to stay.
You can watch their amusing (but less-than-stellar) first audition in the clip below.