STV showbiz reporter Laura Boyd caught up with opera singer Lucy Kay, ahead of Saturday night’s Britain’s Got Talent 2014 Final.
The 25-year-old was born in Nottingham, but now lives in the East End of Glasgow, after studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Speaking about making it into the Final, she said: “I’m feeling really nervous. I just want to do my best and for people to pick up the phone and vote for me.”
Lucy added: “It’s so surreal. It’s something I went to bed dreaming about every night. Now I’m living that, it’s surreal. It’s really mental.”
Lucy has been extremely open on the show about being bullied in the past and she said: “Some people view it as a sob story and that’s fine, but my point is my story goes hand in hand with my singing - had I not gone through that I wouldn’t be signing or on BGT now.
“I took the decision to share my story not to gain votes but to make people aware of what is going on.”
Since then, Lucy has had thousands of messages from children and adults who have also experienced bullying, praising her for showing you can come through it.
Lucy credits moving to Glasgow with helping her overcome the bullies to realise her music dream.
She said: “Glasgow’s been really important to me. It’s enabled me to be the person I wanted to be.
“To come to Glasgow; it’s full of the arts. People can be who they want and do what they want. I was at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and they helped nurture my voice and become the singer that I am.”
Now Lucy is hoping that voice can help her win the BGT 2014 crown, but she revealed there has been a change to her planned performance.
She said: “I’ve had to change my song, so quite literally, I’m still learning that at the moment but hopefully I will pull that out the bag and it will be really good.
“I was doing an unknown piece before but people are used to what they’ve heard and what they like and if I want any chance of winning this then I think people want something they know and like, so I’ve changed it for the public.”
Lucy admitted their is a great atmosphere amongst the contestants, but that she sees boyband Collabro as her biggest threat in the competition.
She also discussed how former BGT runner-up Susan Boyle inspired her to audition for the show, after she performed as part of the choir at Susan’s concerts.
So what is Lucy’s ultimate goal? “My ultimate goal is to be like Katherine Jenkins, but the soprano version with more of a quirky style.”
Will Lucy realise that goal? Who will take the BGT 2014 crown? Find out when the show Final kicks off at 7pm on Saturday June 7.