ONLY nine of the 12 competitors in the Na Domo singing competition will remain standing after tonight's third and final elimination round.
And the judges expect to see tonight's competitors present refined performances and vocal skills in order to cement their places in the semi-finals.
"In all, the judges expect to see a refinement of the performance and vocal skills that the contestants have developed to date, both through boot camp and individual comments given after each performance," said Mere Fong, Na Domo organising committee member.
"This relates specifically to the choice of song that optimises the use of vocal range, vocal tone, use of dynamics, interpretation and technique, and engagement of the audience through performance."
Ms Fong said while she could not speak for what the judges thought of the artists' development, initial feedback from them was encouraging.
"That said, when in conversation with them, I am of the impression that the performances have definitely improved with every show," Ms Fong said.
"The singers have obviously taken note of the advice given by the judges, especially when a significant number of them have actually been challenged beyond their comfort zones; the courage they bring to the stage is admirable."
Ms Fong said tonight's eliminations at the Downtown Boulevard were a chance for people to see the full journey the artists have made since auditions.
"We would like for people to come in large numbers to support these stars-in-the-making. Come and see raw talent transformed," she said. A number of singing competitions have been staged in the country and has seen youngstsers realise their potential.
Some have recorded albums while others have pursued careers in this field.