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Jedward hope Eurovision win can get them Obama meeting

EUROVISION contestants Jedward are hoping to meet US President Barack Obama on his visit to Ireland.

The Dublin twins are keeping their fingers crossed that a Eurovision victory could increase their chances of meeting the US Commander-In-Chief during his trip, in which he is expected to visit his ancestral home of Moneygall, Co Offaly.

The pair are massive fans of the charismatic leader and have "big hopes" of meeting him during his visit here in May.

"They reckon that if they win the Eurovision contest, that will give them some extra kudos and help them score a meeting with Barack when he comes to Ireland," a source close to the boys told the Herald.

"Who knows? Weirder things have happened and if anyone can wrangle their way in to meet him, it's probably Jedward."

The guys are now busy training to be pitch-perfect when they take to the stage in Dusseldorf on May 12.

The pair, who'll perform Lipstick in front of millions of viewers, were given an extra boost in their Eurovision bid after it was revealed they'll be performing in last place.

They'll be going up against 18 other countries in the second semi-final as they compete to go through to the grand final.

And if they scoop the Eurovision crown, it will come just before the US president is expected to hit Irish shores.

Meanwhile, the madcap duo are riding high after meeting American pop princess Taylor Swift.

The Herald can reveal how John and Edward (19) were super-excited after getting a personal audience with the Grammy-winning beauty.

Ireland's Eurovision hopefuls met the country cutie purely by chance after attending her one-off gig in Dublin's O2 Arena last Sunday.

"Her mum spotted them in the crowd and asked them to come backstage after the show," said an insider.

mfinn@herald.ie