A WREXHAM woman entertained viewers with her not-so dulcet tones on a TV singing contest.

Deborah Seward, 57, of Pant y Blew near Chirk, appeared on ITV show Change Your Tune, where she and four other tone deaf contenders aimed to win a cash prize with the most improved performance.

She said: "I didn't win on the night but I've had the most fantastic feedback from people. I didn't go there to win it - I went there to do what I wanted to do.

"It's always been my dream to sing on the stage and I did it. I have fulfilled a dream."

Last week Deborah, a former nursery teacher, told how she had been laughed when she auditioned for the the X Factor in 2007 and made TV legend Sir Bruce Forsyth cringe with her singing on the Generation Game in the 1990s.

She earned a spot on the show, where each week contestants show off their lack of vocal prowess, and then perform again after weeks of training with a top coach.

Viewers saw Deborah's husband tell how her husband Williams said she made a "very unpleasant sound" when she sings.

But after the second performance, a proud William told host Baz Ashmawy: "She's been trying to sing for 50 plus years, she was told many years ago that she was untrainable and here we are - and I think it's actually a really good example of what can be done."

Deborah said that there had been a definite improvement after several weeks of tuition from Jennifer John, of The Voice fame, when she sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow for a second time.

She added that she had an amazing time of the show, and said: "I have watched the X Factor for years, and I have watched them on stage and thought I would give anything to be on stage singing.

"I can't believe I have done it with a terrible voice."

She said that she has had really positive feedback from people since the show aired, adding: "If I have put a smile on people's faces just for a few minutes, then it's worth it."