The bequiffed twin brothers, John and Edward Grimes, couldn't sing and slaughtered every song they were given, all the while dodging ridicule from the public and judges alike.But then...
Not much else happened really! In fact, it was their complete awfulness that compelled the nation and drew in record viewing figures for the ITV show.
Initially, Simon Cowell said he would leave the country if they won, but went on to keep voting in favour of them, creating a deadlock vote. The public spoke and kept them in for weeks, but the teenagers were eventually kicked out after butchering Boyzone's 'No Matter What'.
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