Ireland’s Eurosong 2012 contest takes place on Friday, February 24. The latest odds from Dublin-based betting site Paddy Power suggests that it’s a two-horse race between former Eurovision contestants Jedward (2011) and Donna McCaul (2005). John and Edward are currently the front-runners, with the odds of them singing “Waterline” in Baku at 1/4. Donna McCaul—who is throwing down a hot dance number in “Mercy”—is second at 3/1. Andrew Mann is relatively close behind at 7/1. David Shannon & Una Gibey and Maria McCool are outside bets at 25/1. I’m going to put a fiver on Maria McCool because her Celtic sound really gets me going. I suspect the Irish jury shares my sentiment.
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