Ailbhe Malone will be com­pet­ing in the sing-run­ning re­lay with Jedward at the London Olympics

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Lost and Found by Lianne La Havas. You could be for­given for lump­ing Lianne in with Emeli Sandé – they’ve both got hair­styles that ri­val Jedward in the hair­spray stakes, and both sing con­sid­ered, emo­tion­ally aware pop. But Emeli’s on her sec­ond cir­cuit of love af­fairs, and Lianne, at just 21, is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing it all first time around. Lost and

Found is hon­est in the way that can only be expressed when you’re sure no­body’s lis­ten­ing. Ex­cept with a voice this lovely, we all are.

Ahead of the re­lease of MDNA (we’ve heard it and it’s amaz­ing), Madonna’s been try­ing to quash the per­cep­tion that she’s a con­trol freak. In a US ra­dio in­ter­view, she ex­plained: “You know, I hate to use the word ‘con­trol’ so much, be­cause peo­ple use and bandy that word about with me when it comes to my creative life. Ev­ery­one says, ‘Oh you’re a con­trol freak and you like to be in con­trol’.

“The thing is, ev­ery­thing I do, even my song­writ­ing, I’m col­lab­o­rat­ing at all times. I value in­put from peo­ple, and I want it.” There’s noth­ing wrong with know­ing what you want, Madge.

Jedward have an un­likely ally in JLS’S Oritsé Wil­liams, who gave them a song for their last al­bum. He told the Daily Record, “I wrote a song for Jedward – their last sin­gle Wow Oh Wow. It wasn’t widely known. I didn’t ini­tially write the song for them, but when they were look­ing for songs I thought it would be per­fect. Louis Walsh called me up and said: ‘I heard you wrote this song. Can I use it for Jedward?’ and I said: ‘Why not? Go for it’.”

In other Jedward news, the in­de­fati­ga­ble duo ran the LA Marathon this week, with no train­ing, in cy­cling shorts (such chaf­ing!). And they made good time! If you want to see a puz­zled Amer­i­can news an­chor in­ter­view the pair on the track (they sing her a se­lec­tion of their hits while they run) visit youtube.com/watch?v=r586xlft7 Go

Jedward boys in for a bit of chaf­ing – ouch!

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