It’s been almost 10 years since Will Young entered the nation’s hearts by winning the TV talent show Pop Idol. Breaking away very quickly from the preconceived ideas of music moguls he very quickly established a successful and enduring music career outlasting all his fellow pop idol competitors.

These last few months he has been touring the UK with his band to promote the release of his new album Echoes. Will’s visit to St David’s Hall on Saturday evening was the last concert of the tour of which his performance truly went out with a bang.

Music acts Jodie Marie and Lawson kept the crowd entertained for 90 minutes while everyone patiently waited for Will. Lawson did a splendid rendition of Katy Perry’s Firework mixed in with their own particular brand of excellent music.

After a short break to reset the stage the band entered through a strategically positioned black door, with each member receiving a tremendous roar of approval from the audience. However, the biggest welcome was saved for Will Young himself. Will treat the audience to a review of his whole career so far including his startling version of Light My Fire, Evergreen, Leave Right Now and Come On from his latest album. My personal highlights included his version of Silent Valentine where thousands of red hearts appeared to fall from the heights onto Will and The Game, of which he provided a very energetic performance.

An excellent evening was had by all and judging by the enormous reception Will received from the Cardiff audience, a decade on, he is much more than a Pop Idol!