A FINAL call has been sent out to bathroom baritones, taproom tenors and aspiring altos from North Wales, urging them to bid for a bit of TV stardom.

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

According to Mr Meirion, who hails from Blaenau Ffestiniog, the programme offers anyone the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sing a song with their musical hero live in front of an audience.

"This will be the third series of the programme and we've already had quite a few nominations,” said Rhys, “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.

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“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.”

He added there was 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. Making this programme is all about fulfilling a dream and having a lot of fun and that's the most important thing," he said.

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

North Wales Chronicle: Rhys Meirion says he "can't wait to get started".Rhys Meirion says he "can't wait to get started".

Those chosen to take part in the show get to meet their idol and chat before rehearsing a song and then performing on stage in front 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."

"But we would still welcome more applications. 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."

Among those who have already lived the dream is Sioned James Bevan, who lives in Rhostryfan near Caernarfon.

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She was surprised at the number of people who still come up to her and say how much they enjoyed her singing with star Bryn Fôn.

The school teacher, who works at Ysgol y Creuddyn in Penrhyn Bay near Llandudno, was put forward by a friend who wanted to surprise her on her birthday, before she went on to sing a duet with Bryn on the programme in front of her pupils.

Sioned said: "It certainly was a surprise. I had no idea this was being planned until I saw Rhys come into the school with a camera crew.

"Then I met Bryn and he was lovely. Indeed Rhys and the whole crew were so warm and friendly it made the whole experience so enjoyable.

"It was my 40th birthday last year and singing with Bryn Fôn had been on my bucket list for a while but to actually do it was unforgettable.”

Applications should be submitted to Cwmni Da online at www.cwmnida.cymru/canu before June 30.

If you have any enquiries before applying, please email castio@cwmnida.tv or phone 01286 685300.