New mix for Ireland

by Richard West-Soley 46 views

RTE has made available a brand new mix of the Irish song for Helsinki, They Can't Stop the Spring by Dervish.

The new version includes an instrumental break double the length of the previous version, suggesting that Dervish will be making a feature of the traditional Irish folk instruments on stage in Helsinki. You can download They Can't Stop the Spring from this link .

The bookies are currently giving the group varying odds at scooping the top prize, ranging from Paddy Power's modest 25-1 to William Hill's less confident 51-1. The Irish folk outfit will sing in fourth position in the Eurovision Song Contest grand final this May, thanks to Brian Kennedy's tenth place at the Athens contest last year; Irish fans will be hoping for a similar top ten finish to keep Ireland in the final for 2008.

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Richard West-Soley

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Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site