Jedward were amongst the standout guests on last night's Late Late Show. Speaking to host Ryan Tubridy about the mental strain the pandemic has taken on them, viewers were moved by their refreshing honesty.
Hitting out against conspiracy theorists and those who refuse to wear a mask, the famous Irish twins have been very vocal in encouraging people to adhere to public health guidelines. Also speaking of their own personal experiences of life during lockdown, the brothers admitted that it's been an extremely tough time - striking a chord with viewers who praised them for speaking so candidly.
Chatting to Ryan, Edward said:
"I feel this pandemic has been the lowest for anyone. I've never felt so low in my life. I feel like everything is just out the door. What keeps you going is just focusing on what you should be doing - like making music, doing your job."
Saying that the past few months have made them realise what really matters, John later added there is a certain sense of unity in knowing that everyone is going through much the same thing.
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"You just have to be optimistic and hopeful for the future because I feel like right now we're going through this and it is bringing us all close together. We can all reflect back when this has passed and just keep living and hanging in there."
Heartening people to be "more caring and more thoughtful", the duo stressed the importance of wearing a mask and following public health advice.
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Finishing with an acoustic performance of REM's Everybody Hurts, people were actually quite impressed by their vocals.
— Sasha 🌈 (@SashaAnimator) September 25, 2020
#Jedward singing acoustic version of REM classic Everybody Hurts on Late Late Show. And it wasn't shit. It was decent. I give up.
— Sean Callan (@stuckydog) September 25, 2020
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— Dec Brennan..Fanacht Sábháilte (@DecB1) September 25, 2020
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You can watch their performance below.
2020 - year of the Jedward comeback.