Mena Clifford is dreaming of fame and fortune after he sang his way into the grand final of the Live and Unsigned competition when he beat more than 10,000 rival acts in regional heats.
He will be Scotland's sole performer in Britain's biggest competition for unsigned bands and artists, and the 27-year-old singer from Hillfoot Street in Dennistoun is confident he can impress the judges.
Describing himself as a flexible rhythm and blues hip hop artist, Mena told the Evening Times: "It was a dream come true qualifying for the Live and Unsigned finals.
"Considering the many exceptional talents that competed in the regional finals in Glasgow, I feel humbled to represent Scotland."
And the singer believes he can woo the judges. Mena said: "I believe my future holds more music and hit songs.
"I hope my dreams of pursuing my music passion will be an inspiration to others to pursue their dreams."
He added: "I am inspired by my environment predominantly.
"Performers like Jay-Z, Eminem, Will Smith and Fela of Blessed Memory are some of the many performers that have inspired me to believe one can define one's own destiny."
He will take to the 02 stage on Saturday, July 14, in front of a panel of celebrity judges, which will include Radio 1 DJ Target, Kiss FM breakfast presenter Charlie Hedges and Alex Baker of rock music station Kerrange! Radio.
The winner will perform at 14 high profile festivals across Britain this summer.
There will be a £10,000 cash prize and a Live and Unsigned festival tour along with a host of other prize goodies, including free music development classes and £15,000 worth of studio recording time.
Mena's already won over Live and Unsigned's events director Chris Grayston, who said: "It's a fantastic achievement to make it to the grand final at The O2.
"Whatever happens it will be a great day for all the acts performing.
"This marks a great opportunity for finalists, being part of the final and the opportunity of playing festivals with some of the biggest acts in the industry.
"I can't wait to see what the acts have got in store for us at the final."