All you have to do is click on the names of the artistes to see them in action via their videos. When you have studied their performances and chosen your top two favourite acts, simply make your choice by using our poll.
The two acts with the most votes will automatically qualify for a place in The Next Big Thing live final, being held at Event UK at The NEC from 22-23 September.
Artistes to choose from are:
During the final, the acts will all be judged by an expert panel and the audience via IML's interactive keypads, and Event editor Jeremy King will compere the contest.
The winning act will receive £1,000 and a contract with leading entertainment agency Sternberg Clarke.
The final live heat of The Next Big Thing before the grand finale is taking place at the Eventia summer party on 25 August at Room by the River.