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Cardiff Singer Cardiff Singer | 14:35 UK time, Wednesday, 15 June 2011

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition logo (2011)

The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition reached its halfway point last night, by the end of concert two. Tonight's concert features Susanne Braunsteffer from Germany, Helen Sherman from Australia, local hero John Pierce from Wales, Valentina Naforniţǎ from Moldova and Andrei Bondarenko from Ukraine.

Highlights can be seen on BBC Two Wales at 10pm and the full coverage on BBC Four tomorrow night at 7.30pm.

Song Prize

Yesterday saw the completion of the Song Prize recitals at the New Theatre, and the announcement of Friday's finalists. They are Leah Crocetto from the USA, Máire Flavin from Ireland, Andrei Bondarenko from Ukraine, Valentina Naforniţǎ from Moldova and Olga Kindler from Switzerland.

Their repertoire appears at the bottom of their biography pages.

Video clips

Videos of all the singers who have performed so far are now available here http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/cardiffsinger/sites/2011/pages/video.shtml

Once everyone has sung in the preliminary concerts, viewers in the UK can vote for their favourite in the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize. Details of the times of voting and full terms and conditions are available on the website. The phone numbers will be published at the point when voting opens.


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