talent show


: a show consisting of a series of individual performances (such as singing) by amateurs who may be selected for special recognition as performing talent

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After producing successful artists like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry and more, the iconic music talent show is once again ready to discover the next singing sensation of America. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 8 Mar. 2022 The prison also offers yoga, Pilates, movies and an inmate talent show, according to prison consulting firm Zoukis Consulting Group. Michael R. Sisak And Micheal Balsamo, USA TODAY, 26 July 2022 The talent show began with an introduction by D’Vine Path Executive Director Lenila Lingad Batali and board President Randy Anderson, and was then led by Master of Ceremonies Andrew Lilly, a D’Vine Path student. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Aug. 2022 Between the music referenced, the teens' love of skating, and the inclusion of a local talent show that was big when Foley was a teenager, the small details of life in Detroit live in the book. Alamin Yohannes, EW.com, 1 June 2022 Tresvant, Brown, Bell, DeVoe and Bivins were first discovered as kids by local songwriter and producer Maurice Starr, at a 1982 Boston-area talent show. Keith Murphy, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2022 The dramatic saga began after RuPaul chose Monét and Shea Couleé as the winners of the talent show, and added three Legendary Legend Stars to their tallies. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 22 July 2022 Kep1er is a 9-member girl group, formerly known as Girls Planet 999 which achieved fame on a talent show that aired on CJ ENM’s Mnet channel. Patrick Frater, Variety, 23 June 2022 Fans enthusiastically embraced the song making their own videos for TikTok and most recently, a young girl shared a video of herself singing the song in her camp talent show. Michele Amabile Angermiller, Variety, 9 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of talent show was in 1953

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“Talent show.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talent%20show. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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talent show


: a show consisting of a series of performances by amateurs who may be selected for special recognition as performers
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