Waterline (song)

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"Waterline"
Single by Jedward
from the album Young Love
Released 24 February 2012
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2011
Genre Bubblegum pop, teen pop
Length 3:01
Label Universal Music Ireland
Writer(s) Nick Jarl, Sharon Vaughn
Producer(s) Nick Jarl
Jedward singles chronology
"Wow Oh Wow"
(2011)
"Waterline"
(2012)
"Put the Green Cape On"
(2012)
Music video
"Waterline" on YouTube
Republic of Ireland "Waterline"
Eurovision Song Contest 2012 entry
Country Ireland
Artist(s) Jedward
Language English
Composer(s) Nick Jarl, Sharon Vaughn
Lyricist(s) Nick Jarl, Sharon Vaughn
Finals performance
Semi-final result 6th
Semi-final points 92
Final result 19th
Final points 46
Appearance chronology
◄ "Lipstick" (2011)   
"Only Love Survives" (2013) ►

"Waterline" is a song by Irish pop duo Jedward.[1][2] It was written by Swedish songwriter Nick Jarl and Swedish-based American songwriter Sharon Vaughn. It is best known as Ireland's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Background[edit]

In early 2012, "Waterline" was chosen as the song for Jedward in their bid to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2012. The song was first broadcast on Mooney on 9 February 2012 alongside the other four songs against which it was to compete in the national final.[3] It was then performed on the Irish national final on 24 February 2012. Performed fifth out of five songs, it was announced as the winner at the end of the show.[4] The song qualified for the Eurovision final from the first semi-final, coming in 6th place of the 10 qualifiers. The song eventually finished in 19th place with 46 points. In June 2012, "Waterline" was listed as the opening track of Jedward's Young Love album.

"Waterline" was included in music blog Popjustice's Top 45 Singles of 2012 list.[5]

Music videos[edit]

Two music videos were made for "Waterline". The first was the official Eurovision version, required as part of the competition entry. It consisted of footage of Jedward performing the song at the Late Late Show, including backstage footage.[6] The second video was made by John and Edward themselves in Tokyo. It shows the twins in various Tokyo locations, including the Sensō-ji temple and the Shibuya district.

Tracklisting[edit]

  • Digital download / CD single[7]
  1. "Waterline" - 3:01
  2. "Waterline" (Instrumental) - 3:01

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 5
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[9] 27
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 32
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[11] 50
Germany (Media Control Charts)[12] 62
UK (Official Chart Company)[13] 122

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