The four judges were responsible for choosing the eight finalists. In the final their scores will count for half the vote. The other half comes from the viewers' phone vote.
"I think that Cân i Gymru is important to songwriters of all ages and backgrounds because it's a chance to encourage people to compose. Then, if they do win a certain amount of money, that money will be put back into the music scene."
"You don't need a studio and you don't need a lot of instruments. If you have a song in your head, once a year you can send it in to Cân i Gymru and within a matter of months you, or someone else, could be singing it on the stage. I think that's great."
"This competition has allowed me to continue with my career as a musician. I don't think there is a formula to winning Cân i Gymru. An original song which captures your attention will always win the day."
"A lot of the entries this year are young and fresh. We can't stay in the 70s and 80s forever. Cân i Gymru has to move on each year."