S4C warn against ‘abusive behaviour’ before Cân i Gymru 2021
S4C have warned social media users against “abusive behaviour” before this year’s edition of Cân i Gymru.
The singing competition between 8pm and 10pm is usually one of the most boisterous nights of the year on Welsh language Twitter as people give their honest opinions about the competitors’ abilities.
But S4C have posted a message saying “we are very proud of everyone competing at Cân i Gymru tonight”.
“We do not tolerate abusive behaviour and will take steps against those who post offensive messages on our account, including blocking where necessary,” they said.
The competition will be held at the Millennium Center, where Elin Fflur and Trystan Ellis-Morris will present the eight finalists for the £5,000 prize and the Cân i Gymru trophy.
Although there will be no audience present, there will be a virtual audience on screen, with people streaming from their homes.
Osian Williams, Angharad Jenkins, singer Tara Bethan and singer-songwriter Huw Chiswell are on the judging panel this year.
“Everyone contributes something different, and that’s important to us,” Elen Rhys, S4C’s Commissioner for Entertainment, told Golwg360.
“We will use an interactive screen like Ant and Dec has on Saturday Night Take Away. That will add to the atmosphere and help the people competing.
“And we’re going to get some response … 40 different family and friends are going to be on screen.”