THEY all have what it takes to be superstars ...

but there could be only one winner of Glasgow's Star Turn.

Watch our video highlights of the final here

Singer Elissa Crorken was named the city's best act as she took the top prize in the Evening Times' first talent competition.

The 19-year-old wowed judges and audience alike with her amazing rendition of the Etta James classic At Last. Head judge, Michelle McManus, the former Pop Idol winner, said Elissa's performance was "incredible".

Elissa, from Sandyhills, said winning was a huge surprise – but it has given her a confidence boost to turn singing into a career.

She said: "I couldn't believe it when my name was called out. I just thought, 'Did they really say my name?'

"The talent was incredible."

Her prize for winning is £1000, plus a chance to perform at this year's Clyde 1's Cash For Kids event and the Scottish Variety Awards 2013.

Modest Elissa added: "People always say to me, 'You're amazing'. But I still don't see myself as being that good but when things like this happen I think I must be okay after all.

"I would love to be a singer professionally and competitions like this are a really important way of getting recognition."

Following her perfomance during the live final at Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket, judge Michelle said: "She looks incredible, that dress was made for an Etta James song.

"That performance was fantastic. It's hard because that song goes quite deep, but the range of Elissa's voice can easily handle it."

Hundreds of people crowded into the Old Fruitmarket to see Michelle and the other judges, comedian Sanjeev Kohli, entertainer Dean Park, newsreader Catriona Shearer and Evening Times showbusiness writer Brian Beacom, give their feedback to each act and crown the winner.

Hosted by Clyde 1 DJ Knoxy, the event saw our 11 finalists, who had been picked from hundreds of entries, battle it out to be our first winner.

While Elissa – a student at Langside college Glasgow studying Childcare and Early Education – took top prize, 13-year-old Gaby Humphries earned second place and singer Brian McCafferty was third.

Gaby sang Adele's pop song One And Only, putting a unique spin on the hit.

The youngster, from Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, said she had been nervous before her performance – but afterwards she wanted to get back on stage.

Gaby said: "I was so, so nervous beforehand but once I was up there it was really good, I enjoyed it.

"It was only when I came off that I started shaking really badly – and then I just wanted to get back up there.

"I was so pleased to win a prize. This competition is great because it gives people a chance to show off their talent and let everyone see what they like doing."

Catriona Shearer described Gaby's effort as a "pretty pop performance" and said Gaby had "come to life" on the stage.

Brian, a gym instructor by day and singer by night, was the only one of our performers to showcase his own song.

He drew high praise from the judges for Could Have Loved You, which he played on guitar.

The 22-year-old, from Glasgow's South Side, said he had hoped to make it into the top three and was delighted with his success.

He said: "This is a massive confidence boost.

"Sometimes you are playing and you feel you are going nowhere and not achieving anything, but this has helped show me I might have something going on.

"Competitions like this help validate what you're doing when you are a young singer and performer. It's been a great night."

Evening Times' editor Tony Carlin handed over the prizes.

He said: "It was a wonderful night with a phenomenal group of talented young people, demonstrating again that when it comes to talent nowhere can beat Glasgow."