WATCH: Jedward Performing For President Obama


Being a visiting dignitary in a foreign country must be a baffling experience, especially when you are subjected treated to a showcase performance of the best talent that country can muster. You probably have to develop the best poker face of all time just to get through some of the weirder moments.

But surely nothing could prepare you for the sights contained within this video. President Obama, in the middle of his visit to Ireland, is treated to a cultural display that involves Daniel Day Lewis, an operatic version of “Danny Boy” and a massive ballad by Westlife, when suddenly, here comes Jedward. Yes, THAT Jedward, with houses for epaulettes. They didn’t even break in and take over. This happened on purpose.

Sadly there is no public record of the President’s reaction, but how he avoided calling an airstrike on those shoulder houses is beyond me.

Startled? Delighted? Tell us here.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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