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Westlife perform for Queen Elizabeth II

Ireland welcomed Queen Elizabeth II in a unique way by letting some of its top artistes to perform in her honour. Popular boy band Westlife performed a special concert yesterday (May 19) in honour of the British monarch, who's on her first official visit to the country.

The Queen was given a standing ovation at the National Convention Centre Dublin. Besides Westlife, Grammy-winning folk act The Chieftains also performed, followed by performances from Dublin Gospel Choir and Riverdance troupe.

“Amazing day today..So proud to be Irish..We have all done ourselves proud on a global stage.. And 'wow' what energy Queen Elizabeth has..!" wrote Westlife star Nicky Byrne on his Twitter page. “What an honour it was to be singing for the Queen tonight, it truly felt like a historic moment. Brought a tear to my eyes. An amazing day," added his bandmate Kian Egan.

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