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Zena picked to sing by royal appointment

Published 15/10/2012 | 05:00

A DUBLIN girl will sing for Queen Elizabeth in London next month.

Zena Donnelly (10), from Blackrock, is in the final of the 'UK Nationwide TV Talent Show' and will appear at a Savoy Theatre gala on November 4 as part of the queen's diamond jubilee celebrations.

In 2009, she was chosen to perform on 'The Late Late Toy Show' after her mother, Darina, sent in a video of her singing in the back of their car. And this summer, she took the title role in 'Annie' at Dublin's Helix.

She has just finished work on her first movie, 'Food Guide To Love', a Dublin-based rom-com starring Richard Coyle and Leonor Watling.

Zena even landed on stage with the late Whitney Houston when she performed at the O2 in April 2010.

"She made a poster telling Whitney she loved her and asking could she sing with her," said Darina.

"Whitney saw it and asked her up on stage to perform with her."

Irish Independent

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