On Sunday, The new Selwyn Samuel Event Arena in Llanelli hosted the Welsh Factor National Final talent competition to a sell-out audience of more than 1000 people.
Again, we witnessed young talent from the heart of Wales who had worked their way up through the heats, beating strong competition in order to share the final stage with some of the best new talent Wales has to offer.
What an achievement – and an occasion that many who were there will remember for years to come.
We were entertained by dancers, a choir, singer-songwriters, duos, trios and a magician.
It would be fair to say that all 54 acts who made it through to this final heat were clear winners in my eyes.
Over the years, I have witnessed the popularity and growth of this event and am yet to see a rival match its commitment to the showcasing and development of performing arts here in Wales.
This is the platform for new talent to gain confidence and exposure, in a supportive and friendly environment.
Welsh Factor was founded by the extremely hard-working Miss Anna Marie Thomas from Neath, and mentored by her dad Gareth Thomas, who has been involved in the entertainment industry for more than 50 years.
This level of experience, together with a strong technical support team, enabled the talent on display to shine and entertain to the highest standard.
Support your local performers! You know it makes sense.