Westlife - Westlife's Royal Performance
Westlife welcomed Queen Elizabeth Ii to Ireland in style on Thursday (19May11) by performing at a special concert in her honour.
The British monarch was treated to a ceremony featuring some of the country's most famous musicians during her first official visit to the Emerald Isle this week (beg16May11).
The Queen was given a standing ovation as she entered the National Convention Centre Dublin, where chart-topping boy band Westlife and Grammy-winning folk act The Chieftains performed onstage.
The Dublin Gospel Choir gave a moving rendition of You Raise Me Up before the stepdancers of the famous Riverdance troupe performed the finale.
The evening's host Harry Crosbie later revealed the Queen was thrilled with her trip, telling the Belfast Telegraph, "She's loving Ireland, and is really enjoying herself. I told her she had captured the hearts of the Irish people and she was chuffed (delighted)."
Westlife star Nicky Byrne later took to his Twitter.com page to write, "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..!", while his bandmate Kian Egan added: "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."