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.