talent show


Definition of 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

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Fun run, parade, lunch and pie auction, kids’ games, talent show, music by The Fabulous Chancellors, fireworks. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "Big July Calendar: Month is lit with fireworks, comic con and the Canyon County Fair," 28 June 2018 In YouGov’s early days, a company director tried to get attention by using its online surveys to gamble on a television talent show, Pop Idol. Cam Simpson, Bloomberg.com, "Brexit’s Big Short: How Pollsters Helped Hedge Funds Beat the Crash," 25 June 2018 The parade was one part of the formal July 4 activities sandwiched between a fun run, kids games and Glencoe’s Got Talent, the village’s talent show open to all residents to start the day and a fireworks show lighting up the beach after sunset. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "Glencoe Fourth of July parade brings back memories for some, creates new ones for others," 10 July 2018 Glendale's Fourth of July festival follows at Kletzsch Park, 6560 N. Milwaukee River, Parkway, with food, bingo, bounce houses, a crawl maze and even a children's talent show. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Everything you need to know about Fourth of July in Milwaukee and the suburbs," 6 June 2018 What passers-by might think is a free talent show come to grace San Jose’s streets is really just Cruze’s evening job. Anna-sofia Lesiv, The Seattle Times, "The cutthroat turf war behind the race to charge Bay Area electric scooters," 10 July 2018 The technology-free camp features many games, outdoor activities, dances, bonfires, and a talent show. Jacob Mcadams, Houston Chronicle, "Children enjoy outdoor adventure at Hug-a-Tree event," 20 May 2018 One of the girls and another friend was suspended from school after one of the girls asked the other to attend prom with her during her performance at the school talent show. Anna Beahm, AL.com, "Same-sex Alexandria High School couple to attend prom together after controversial "promposal"," 14 Feb. 2018 After the auditions, the judges will select the performers to be featured in the talent show set for noon, Aug. 11, on the Main Stage at the festival. Judy Pochel, Aurora Beacon-News, "Auditions set for Montgomery's Got Talent," 11 July 2018

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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