THERE are just five days to go before our Star Turn finalists take to the stage at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow's Merchant City.
MATTY SUTTON met the last three of our 11 finalists.
BY day he works as a doctor in a busy Glasgow hospital - but by night MICHAEL MROZINSKI plays guitar and sings.
The 26-year-old from Largs, Ayrshire, works at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, in Glasgow but comes home every evening and practises his guitar playing.
He has been able to play the piano since the age of seven and as a teenager went to the Stage School of Scotland in Glasgow.
But, when he decided to go to medical school at Glasgow University, Michael didn't have time for performing.
He said: "It was always something I wanted to get back into. With the job I have got, I used to coming in from work, grabbing my guitar and just letting the music take me away from everything.
"Over the last year I have tried to pick it back up again and do as much as I can."
But it was the patients at the Beatson that inspired Michael to rekindle his musical passion.
He said: "I had no intention to go in for any competitions, but since I have started working in the Beatson and speaking to a few people there, it was more a fear of failure that I had in myself.
"Compared to what the patients have to go through, me standing up in front of a few hundred people and singing is absolutely nothing, so I thought 'why not go for it'."
Michael, who lives with his mum Noreen, 58, and dad Eddie, 62, is a big Bruce Springsteen fan and has been to nine of his concerts.
"Dad and I went to Belgium to see him - it was unbelievable. He has a presence about him."
Despite working as a doctor, Michael still harbours a desire to be a singer.
"My medical career is always going to be there and if there was a chance to do something with music then I would take it - but I am under no illusions, I know I have got a lot of work. It is not just about having a voice, it is about stage presence.
"The nurses at my work have been on at me to give them a song ever since I went in for this, so they'll be there for support."
THEY have been together only since February, but already this band is aiming high.
AXIS LOVE, made up of Connor Hogan on guitar, Martin Carvalho, on drums and Arran Wyley on bass, all aged 14 and from Kirkintilloch, perform instrumental pieces.
Although Connor and Martin have both been playing for about four years, Arran picked up a bass for the first time only last Christmas.
Now the group, who all go to Kirkintilloch High School, meet twice a week and at the weekends in Martin's loft.
Glasgow's Star Turn Grand Final will be the first time they have performed in public.
Connor said he felt "pretty nervous" about the appearance.
He said: "Most of the time I have been practising in my bedroom on my own so it is just good to get a band together. We all enjoy what we do.
"It will be exciting and probably pretty nervous, but it will be a good feeling."
All the band members are self-taught and they chose Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix for their audition because they had rehearsed it many times.
They entered Star Turn after Connor's parents found out about the competition.
Connor said the band was "shocked" to get through to the top 11.
He said: "Getting through after the public vote was nice because, most of my family voted, but probably people we don't know backed us too."
He said he hoped the judges would be looking for an act which really enjoyed playing music.
HER love of soulful singers has inspired NICHOLE WHITE to strive for vocal heights.
The 16-year-old from Bearsden has a passion for performance that began in musical theatre but is fast driving her towards a solo career.
A pupil at Hyndland Secondary School and member of Vivace Theatre School, Nichole has entered every school variety and talent show she could.
She has played big roles in some of the most high profile musicals, including Hairspray and Fame, at Glasgow theatres.
Nichole joined Vivace Theatre School in Glasgow at the age of six, but it was not until about a year ago that she started working on her solo singing.
She said: "I just really like performing, I like getting up on stage, enjoying myself and entertaining people. I just really enjoy doing that. I think the more and more shows that I did I was singing in front of people, all my friends and family encouraged me and I just thought that this is what I would like to do.
"I'm not sure what else I would like to do I just know that is something I feel really passionate about. I would like to get a career in that."
It was Nichole's grandad Ian, 62, from Broomhill, who suggested she enter Glasgow's Star Turn.
Nichole, who lives with mum Rosie, 43, dad, Jamie, 44, and sister Molly, 10, said: "I thought 'why not'.
"It is a good chance to get more experience and get myself known more. I am just looking forward to the opportunity, it is something different.
"It is the biggest competition in which I have been involved."
She chose Adele's To Make You Feel My Love to sing for her audition.
"I just really like that song. It is meaningful. My friends and family have heard me sing it before and said I should probably do that song.
"It is one of my favourites. I really like Adele, Amy Winehouse, and soul singers. No trashy pop - I like really like real good singers."
Nichole said she was "excited" about making it through to the top 11.
"I was shocked, I didn't think I would be in it but I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to perform in the venue as well.
"I'm excited about that. I look forward to the challenge, I have never really done a serious competition before so it will be something new for me.
"The judges will probably be looking for someone that has a bit of personality and someone who stands out from the crowd and can represent Scotland with a good talent."