OMG! Jedward's Dream Factory

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OMG! Jedward's Dream Factory
OMG Jedward's Dream Factory logo.jpg
GenreChildren's TV, reality
Country of originIreland
Original language(s)English, Irish
No. of series2
No. of episodes20
Running time22–26 minutes
Production company(s)Tyrone Productions
Original networkRTÉ Two
Original releaseDecember 25, 2011 (2011-12-25) –
January 4, 2013 (2013-01-04)
Preceded byUna's Dream Ticket
External links
Production website

OMG! Jedward's Dream Factory is an Irish children's reality television series starring pop duo Jedward.[1]

In each episode, Jedward helped to fulfil the wishes of children who had written in to the show.[2] The wishes involve such activities as meeting players from Manchester United,[3] swimming with a dolphin,[4] interviewing TV presenter Ryan Tubridy,[5] meeting pop group The Saturdays[6] and reading the television news,[7] as well as wishes involving Jedward themselves. Every episode begins with a musical performance from Jedward.[8]

The first series was nominated for best Children's/Youth Programme in the 2012 Irish Film & Television Academy Awards[9] and won best Online PR Campaign in the 2012 Bord Gáis Energy Social Media Awards.[10] The second series was nominated for best Children's/Youth Programme in the 2013 Irish Film & Television Academy Awards [11]

The first series of OMG! Jedward's Dream Factory began broadcast on Christmas Day 2011, playing every day until 3 January. The second series also began broadcast on Christmas Day 2012 and screened until 4 January, with no show on 31 December.[12][13]

In 2013, RTÉ announced that the show format would be relaunched as Una’s Dream Ticket, hosted by The Saturdays member Una Healy.[14]


Series 1 (2011–12)[edit]

No. Song Dreamers Dreams Original air date
1"Teenage Kicks"Luka Murphy
Fiona Leamy
Lynsey Reilly
Train with Manchester United
Dance in a flashmob
Meet The Saturdays
25 December 2011 (2011-12-25)

Jedward help Luka meet his favourite players from Manchester United and give him the opportunity to be their player escort at their next game, they then help Fiona create a flashmob in the city and help Lynsey get a professional make over in time to meet her favorite band, The Saturdays.

Special guests: Rio Ferdinand, Denis Irwin, Sonya Lennon, The Saturdays
2"We Are Golden"Ben & Conor Cuffe
Christian Kearney
Aoife Malone
Kayla Walsh
Play with the RTÉ Orchestra
Be a pilot
Perform with Royseven
Design an outfit for Jedward
26 December 2011 (2011-12-26)

Jedward help aspiring twin musicians Ben and Conor from County Kilkenny play with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, help an aspiring pilot named Christian get flying lessons, have their young fan Kayla design an outfit for them and Aoife gets to meet her favorite band Royseven and perform with them.

Special guests: Marty Whelan, Royseven
3"Lipstick"Conor Leigh
Katie Quirke
Caoimhne Quinn
St Thomas' Hip Hop Crew
Make a giant bar of chocolate
Interview Ryan Tubridy
Acting with Saoirse Ronan
Dance with Jedward
27 December 2011 (2011-12-27)

Jedward's biggest Fan, Conor, gets to live his dream making chocolate bars, Katie gets to host The Late Late Show and interview Ryan Tubridy. Caoimhe gets acting lessons with Saoirse Ronan and St Thomas' Hip Hop Crew gets to perform with Jedward.

Special guests: Ryan Tubridy, Saoirse Ronan
4"Bad Behaviour"Scott Relihan
Una Harty
Edel & Kate
Jenny Wilson
Work with celebrity hairdresser
Be a radio DJ
Cooking with Rachel Allen
Play tennis with Conor Niland
28 December 2011 (2011-12-28)

Aspiring hairdresser Scott gets his first haircutting session in a real salon while Una gets to work with Hector in RTÉ 2fm, Edel and Kate get to meet and cook with Rachel Allen and Jenny gets to play tennis with Conor Niland.

Special guests: Dylan Bradshaw, Hector Ó hEochagáin, Rachel Allen, Conor Niland
5"Wow Oh Wow"Chloe, Kayleigh & Gradie
Chloe Hayes
Sophie Spain
Ross Gibney
Get a Jedward makeover
Train with the Irish soccer team
Be a journalist
Learn BMX tricks from a pro
29 December 2011 (2011-12-29)

3 young fans of Jedward get a Jedward makeover, while Chloe gets to meet Robbie Keane and The Republic of Ireland national football team, while Ross learns some new BMX bike tricks and Sophie gets to live her dream as a journalist.

Special guests: Robbie Keane, Joe O'Shea
6"Teenage Kicks"Jacqueline McGranahan
Killian Hayden
Ishtara Larkin
14 viewers
Work as a Dublin Zoo vet
Learn magic with Keith Barry
Appear on Ros na Rún
Dance with Jedward
30 December 2011 (2011-12-30)

Killian meets Keith Barry and learns a few tricks from him. Ishtara gets to appear on her favorite TV Show and Jacqueline gets to work in Dublin Zoo and 14 lucky viewers dance with Jedward.

Special guests: Keith Barry
7"We Are Golden"Cian Burns
Laura & Niamh
Niamh Mahon
Present the TV news
Work at Kiss magazine
Be Jedward's tour manager
Work with the Garda Mounted Unit
31 December 2011 (2011-12-31)

Aspiring News Reader Cian from Sligo gets to work as a newscaster and meets his favorite news anchor Bryan Dobson. Laura and Niamh become Jedward's tour manager for the day. Niamh gets to work with the Garda Mounted Unit while Ailbhe gets to work with Kiss magazine.

Special guests: Bryan Dobson, Niall Breslin, Liam McKenna
8"Lipstick"Shonagh Harris
Stephen Byrne
Laura Prior
Isabelle O'Sullivan & friends
Work on Fair City
Spend a day with the army
Meet darts champ Phil Taylor
Perform a song for Jedward
1 January 2012 (2012-01-01)

Stephen trains with the army, Shonagh gets to go on the set of Fair City, meet her favorite cast members and even record a small scene, Isabelle and her friends sing their self penned song for Jedward and Laura gets to meet and play darts with world champion Phil Taylor.

Special guests: Clelia Murphy, Tony Tormey, Phil Taylor
9"Bad Behaviour"Aaron Kerry
Enya O'Dwyer & Eimear O'Sullivan
Doireann de Courcy MacDonnell
Commentate a soccer match
Be a zookeeper
Ballet lesson from Monica Loughman
2 January 2012 (2012-01-02)

Aaron gets to work as a football commentator with Darragh Maloney. Enya and Eimear pair up to work in the zoo together, while Doireann gets to meet Monica Loughman and perform ballet with her.

Special guests: Bill O'Herlihy, Eamon Dunphy, Liam Brady, Darragh Maloney, Monica Loughman
10"Wow Oh Wow"Hannah Roberts
Aaron Hurley
Aoife Dardis
Grace Collins
Swim with dolphins
Present a TRTÉ show
Meet Les Miserables cast
Work with chef Derry Clarke
3 January 2012 (2012-01-03)

Hannah gets to swim with Fungi the Dingle Dolphin, aspiring TV presenter Aaron gets the surprise of presenting his favorite show, Elev8 on TRTÉ, Drama Queen Aoife gets to travel to London and see Les Miserables and meet the cast while Grace gets to cook up a meal for Aidan Power with Derry Clarke.

Special guests: Diana Bunici, Ivan Minnock, Alexia Khadime, Derry Clarke

Series 2 (2012–13)[edit]

No. Song Dreamers Dreams Original air date
1"Waterline"Chantal O'Callaghan
Issey Fenton
Conor McMahon
Caoimhe Abbott
Run a five-star hotel
Go to a red-carpet event
Go backstage at Mrs. Brown's Boys
Meet Olly Murs
25 December 2012 (2012-12-25)
Special guests: Francis Brennan, Keith Lemon, David Hasselhoff, Brendan O'Carroll, Olly Murs
2"A Girl Like You"Jack Downey
Danielle Byrnes
James Campden
Megan Doyle
Meet the Irish rugby team
Work as an RTÉ make-up artist
Work on a farm
Jedward concert at her house
26 December 2012 (2012-12-26)
Special guests: Donncha O'Callaghan, Miriam O'Callaghan
3"Luminous"Philip, Micheál & Seán
Siobhán O'Gara
John O'Connor
Cliodhna Donnelly
Have Jedward design costumes
Play the fiddle with Sharon Shannon
Go backstage at The X Factor
Go behind the scenes at Disneyland
27 December 2012 (2012-12-27)
Special guests: Sharon Shannon, Louis Walsh, Union J, District3
4"All the Small Things"Ciarán Browne
Sophie Mangan
Zoe Bracken
Julieanne Molloy
Cook with celebrity chef Neven Maguire
Have Jedward play a trick on her teacher
Meet Ryan O’Shaughnessy
Spend a day with the DSCPA
28 December 2012 (2012-12-28)
Special guests: Neven Maguire, Ryan O'Shaughnessy
5"What's Your Number"Neeama Keogh
David O'Callaghan
Orlagh O'Shaughnessy
Caiomhe O'Leary
Dance with Ashley Banjo and Diversity
Learn from a top jump jockey
Go behind the scenes at a music video shoot
Make potato crisps
29 December 2012 (2012-12-29)
Special guests: Ashley Banjo and Diversity, Barry Geraghty
6"Lipstick"Enzo Crothers
Mark Gleeson
Caragh Rooney
Alice & Amy
Work as a marine biologist
Snooker lesson from Ken Doherty
Duet with John Grimes
Work as dog groomers
30 December 2012 (2012-12-30)
Special guests: Ken Doherty, Jamie Heaslip
7"Miss America"Ella Pacini
Shane Doherty
Leisha Regan
David Manning
Meet JLS
Drive a train
Ride the search and rescue helicopter
Make a Jedward comic strip
1 January 2013 (2013-01-01)
Special guests: JLS, Dennis the Menace
8"Waterline"Aobhín McGovern
Daniel Philpott
Hannah Heskin
Seán Downey
Meet camogie player Ursula Jacob
Be a firefighter
Work on a professional photo shoot
Rap with Jedward
2 January 2013 (2013-01-02)
Special guests: Ursula Jacob
9"A Girl Like You"Eva Tobin
Dylan Lavelle
Emma O'Callaghan
Sofi-Mei Lally
Meet Little Mix
Be in the Garda Síochána
Be a scientist
Dance with Riverdance
3 January 2013 (2013-01-03)
Special guests: Little Mix, Evelyn Cusack
10"Luminous"Orla Coffey
Oisín Mahony
Lauren Hendrick
Emily Jade Elliott
Meet Kerry football player Colm Cooper
Perform in a circus
Sail a ferry
Do special effects make-up
4 January 2013 (2013-01-04)
Special guests: Colm Cooper


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