Irish Eraserhead haired John and Edward Grimes caused consternation among Saturday night TV watching sad people when they appeared wearing bizarre red PVC suits and singing Britney Spears' 'Oops I Did It Again.'
With a slightly bizarre dance routine.
With, for some unfathomable reason, bubbles - not the chimp, the soapy things.
A source revealed that the 18 year old twins had considered singing 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' but had discounted it on the grounds that somebody or other in the audience might take it literally.
One of the brothers (we're not sure which one) blamed their disastrous performance on a head-mic accident.
X-Factor judge Louis Walsh was not present to defend his proteges. He was apparently at the funeral of that Gately fellow who popped his clogs on a sofa in Majorca.
A major London hairdresser told us that there hadn't been a single request for a 'John and Edward' haircut.
"Probably because they're intensely irritating, they'll be out of the contest within days, and they really are crap," the hairdresser told us.
More as we get it.