Glasgow's pop stars in the making are tuning up for the final stage of a city talent competition.
A total of 12 acts have made the final of G-Stars contest, organised by award-winning youth initiative, SWAYED (South West Area Youth Engagement and Diversion).
The groups will compete in a live final at the city's O2 Academy this Friday, hosted by Clyde1's Suzie McGuire. The judging panel includes actor Gary Holly-wood, River City soap star Libby McArthur, X Factor finalist Ricky Loney, and Clyde 1's Romeo.
The winning act will then record their own single or pop video.
Last year's winners, pop duo JS, aka Jemma Stevenson and Samantha Lynch, are also judges.
Glasgow Life Youth Work Manager Gary Maguire, organiser of G-Stars, said: "This is an opportunity for the people of Glasgow to come out and support local young people, and see how much talent is out there.
"We want to give young people a place where they can channel their energy into something positive.
"This is a family-focused event, a fun and safe alternative Friday night out."
The project is funded by Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Housing Association, and is co-ordinated by Young Glasgow and Glasgow Life.
Last year more than 1000 people turned out for the G-Stars final and organisers hope this year will be an even bigger success.
Gary, who will co-host the event, added: "On the night, contestants will perform in turn for our judges.
"They will then score the acts on performance, style and their overall G Factor."
The G-Stars contest is the highlight of a week-long programme for singers and dancers aged 12-16. The free programme includes vocal and dance tuition from experts.
SWAYED picked up an Evening Times' Community Champion Award at the Penilee Community Centre last month for its youth performance group SWAYED By The Beat.
Get your tickets for G-Stars – £1 – by calling 0141 276 8770 or visit www.o2academy glasgow.co.uk