A FINAL call is being sent out to bathroom baritones, wannabe sopranos, taproom tenors and aspiring altos from Powys, urging them to bid for a taste of TV stardom.

The popular S4C show, Canu gyda fy Arwr, is looking for music-loving dreamers to take part in the new series, hosted by top tenor Rhys Meirion. But time is running out because the deadline for entries is June 30.

The programme offers anyone with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sing a song with their musical hero live in front of an appreciative audience.

“This will be the third series of the programme and we've already had quite a few nominations,” said Rhys, a renowned Welsh opera and classical tenor singer.

“But there is still time for anyone to put in their bid to fulfil their dream and sing with their hero.

“Everyone dreams about it and many sing in the bath or shower about duetting with their idols but they know it's never going to happen.

“Taking part in this programme really is a unique opportunity. It is never going to happen anywhere else and it was an unforgettable experience for those that have already taken part in previous series.

“It is one of the best things I have been involved in on television and I can't wait to get started.”

Rhys insists there is no need to be shy and if someone wants to bring along a friend or two, they are welcome to do so.

“And it isn't always necessary to have a good singing voice either,” he said. “Making this programme is all about fulfilling a dream and having a lot of fun and that's the most important thing.”

Canu gyda fy Arwr is broadcast in a prime-time slot on S4C and is made by Caernarfon-based TV production company Cwmni Da.

Those chosen to take part in the show get to meet their idol and chat before rehearsing a song and then performing on a stage in front of an audience of friends, family or complete strangers.

Cwmni Da producer Siwan Haf said: “Canu gyda fy Arwr is about celebrating the joy and emotion that comes from singing, so we encourage anyone who wants an unforgettable experience to apply.

“The first two series remained broadly the same but there will be some exciting changes in the next series.”

She said a large number of people have already expressed interest in taking part in the third series.

“But we would still welcome more applications,” she added.

“Anyone who would like to sing with their favourite singer or band live on a stage in front of an audience should get in touch with us. We’d love to make it happen for them.”

Applications should be submitted to Cwmni Da online at www.cwmnida.cymru/canu before June 30. For more information before applying, email castio@cwmnida.tv or phone 01286 685300.