Rhydian interviewed by Richard Oliff Wednesday 21 March 2012 (15:30UK)
Rhydian James Roberts (born 14 February 1983), is a classically trained British baritone singer, and musical theatre actor.
Recognised as "a star pupil at the Birmingham Conservatoire from the very beginning," Rhydian studied with Adrian Clarke and Christine Cairns. Awards included the Kathleen Ferrier Society Bursary for Young Singers (first winner from outside London), the Reginald Vincent Lieder Prize, the 2007 Mario Lanza Educational Award, and the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize. He appeared onstage in Merrily We Roll Along (Charley), Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde), and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's semi-staged Carmen (Morales).] Upon graduating in 2007 he auditioned for the BBC's Any Dream Will Do, and went on to become a popular runner-up on TV’s X-Factor.
Listen out for his duet with Hayley Westenra