It's always strange going behind the scenes of a television taping. Everything comes off so perfect and calculated by the time it makes it to air, it's actually refreshing to see the warts in the process. And the corollary to that is that it's absolutely spectacular when you see an artist nail it the first time.

After a few transitioning 'banterings' between Huw Stephens and Misfits star Iwan Rheon, we got a surprising performance from Clare Maguire. Instead of a pretaped mix, she had a beatboxer on stage with her for a rousing performance of 'The Last Dance'. The style of music, large X-Factor style balladry, was not my cup of tea, but her vocals were breathtaking.

Then we had Gruff Rhys, Iwan Rheon's favourite artist, on to play a pair of new songs from his new album Hotel Shampoo. His performance was quite self-conscious (I think it was a bad case of nerves) but the songs had a lot of promise.

Finally, we closed with Brother. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that these boys are headed for big things. The tunes were catchy and the performance was mesmerizing, taking full advantage of the varying vocal styles of its members. If 'Time Machine' doesn't make it onto the charts in the next few weeks, I'll eat my hat.