A Dyfed-Powys Police detective is preparing to perform as part of the Cân i Gymru competition live on S4C.
DC Steve Williams, who is based in Newtown, will be one of eight acts competing for the prestigious title at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Friday, 4 March.
DC Williams will be performing his song Pan Ddaw’r Byd i Ben, which translates to When the World Comes to an End, which aims to raise awareness on climate change.
“I’m looking forward to it,” said DC Williams. “I did it last year too and it was a great experience.
“It’s nice to get a bit of recognition by being shortlisted for the second year in a row.”
DC Williams’ song Yr Arlywydd reached the shortlist in last year’s competition.
Elin Fflur and Trystan Ellis-Morris will present the show on the night with the shortlisted songs selected by a panel of experts - Dafydd Iwan, Betsan Haf Evans, Lily Beau and Elidyr Glyn.
"Being on the panel this year was really enjoyable, as many years have passed since I last had the privilege. The standard has improved dramatically, and the variety was amazing,” said Dafydd Iwan, who is about to celebrate 60 years in the industry.
"Taken into consideration that these songs were produced in leisure time, and many of the composers would never think of competing, as a nation we should celebrate our creativity and I'm really looking forward to hearing the final performances.”