Country
🇮🇪 Ireland
Song
Waterline
Written by
Nick Jarl & Sharon Vaughn
Composed by
Nick Jarl & Sharon Vaughn
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Broadcaster
Radio Telefís Éireann

Jedward make Irish Eurovision Song Contest history as for the first time Ireland sends the same act two years in a row. 

Last the year the pop duo came 8th in the contest with Lipstick – Ireland's best result in the contest for 11 years. Lipstick went on to chart in Belgium, Sweden, Germany and Austria, where it peaked at number 3.

Shortly after their success in the Eurovision Song Contest, Jedward returned to Ireland where they performed in front of an audience of 60,000 people at a concert to welcome US President Barack Obama to Ireland.

The past 12 months have been the busiest for the twins yet – they came 3rd in the UK's Celebrity Big Brother; they released their second album, Bad Behaviour and completed a sell-out tour across Ireland, UK, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Finland, and Austria.

Jedward were selected to represent Ireland again this year after winning the Irish Eurosong selection competition, topping both the public and jury vote in February. They are performing Waterline.The twins are being mentored this year by Irish Eurovision winner, Linda Martin, who won the contest in 1992 with Why Me.

Waterline was composed by Nick Jarl and Sharon Vaughn. Nick is a songwriter/music producer from Sweden and has written songs for the likes of Westlife, Ironik! As well as songs for numerous Scandinavian acts.

Sharon Vaughn is an American songwriter living in Sweden who has composed hits for artists all over the world including Boyzone, Willie Nelson, The Wanted, Clay Aiken, Jay Smith (Swedish Pop Idol Winner), Stefanie Heinzmann, Aslan, Jedward and many more. 

Lyrics of Waterline

  • English
  • French
Flood gates, can’t wait Here she comes, shut’em fast Better shut’em fast Too late, swept away Feel the rush, after the fact Coming up beneath me Never been in love so deeply before I am close to the waterline I thought that I’d been over my head For the last time I’m so close to the waterline And the way I’m loving her now I know this is bound to go down as the big one. Whistle blast, lights flash Throw a rope! grab a hold Feel the undertow She laughs, waves crash What’s the use I can’t let her go Coming up beneath me Never been in love so Deeply before I am close to the waterline I thought that I’d been over my head For the last time I’m so close to the waterline And the way I’m loving her now I know this is bound to go down as the big one. Flood gates, can’t wait Here she comes, shut’em fast Better shut’em fast Too late, swept away Feel the rush… I am close to the waterline And the way I’m loving her now I know this is bound to go down as the one! I am close to the waterline I thought that I’d been over my head For the last time I’m so close to the waterline And the way I’m loving her now I know this is bound to go down as the big one.
Fermez les vannes, La voilà, vite ça presse Faut vite les fermer Trop tard, emporté Je suis complètement soulevé Par le jaillissement J'ai jamais aimé une fille Comme ça avant Je suis à deux doigts de la ligne d'eau Je pensais pas que ça m'arriverait À nouveau Je suis à deux doigts de la ligne d'eau Et vu comme je suis amoureux Cette fois, c'est sûr que ça va être du sérieux. Flashs et coups de sifflets, Lancez une corde! Je suis accroché Je sens un retour de courant Son rire déchaîne les éléments J'abandonne, je peux pas la laisser Je suis soulevé par le jaillissement J'ai jamais aimé une fille Comme ça avant Je suis à deux doigts de la ligne d'eau Je pensais pas que ça m'arriverait À nouveau Je suis à deux doigts de la ligne d'eau Et vu comme je suis amoureux Cette fois, c'est sûr que ça va être du sérieux. Trop tard, emporté Je peux vraiment pas la laisser filer