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Cardiff woman to take part in Eurovision song contest

Saturday night sees the annual Eurovision Song contest, and whilst the UK is being represented by group 'Electro Velvet', a part of Wales will be cheering on a different country.

The singer is representing Armenia, along with five others Credit: Public Television of Armenia

It's the Armenian song, and one of its singers is Cardiff's Mary-Jean O'Doherty.

The 32-year-old is part of a six person group called Genealogy, comprising of singers from all over the world with Armenian heritage.

Mary-Jean says although she's never been to the country, she's excited to take part.

The singer was born in Texas and studied singing in Sydney, Australia.

She became the first recipient of the Australian International Opera Award to study at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice.


Millennium Stadium makeover

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The Millennium Stadium has been given a makeover ahead of events during the Summer.

Welsh rugby's hallowed turf has been covered with almost 9000 tiles providing a protective cover for the hybrid pitch.

Pop band One Direction will be the first to put the new flooring to the test when they bring their stage rig and over 100,000 fans to Cardiff in June.

Queen books Katherine Jenkins for 90th birthday

The party is a whole year away - but plans have been unveiled for a major celebration to mark the Queen's 90th birthday. Singer Katherine Jenkins will be among those performing at the event which will take place over four nights next May.

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The pregnant star posed in front of the regal backdrop of Windsor Castle after the Queen's birthday party plans were announced.

The theatrical spectacular will feature 550 horses and 1,200 participants including musicians, dancers, choirs, and famous actors, actresses and artists.

Members of the royal family will attend the show each night and the Queen will go to the last performance which will be broadcast live on television.

The team behind the event said it was already well funded with private donations, and organisations and British business backing the event.

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