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

Examples of talent show in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The event was a first-ever state-wide virtual talent show. courant.com, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 10 Sep. 2020 From a young age, Beyoncé loved to sing, entering and winning her first talent show at just seven years old. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "SeeHer Story Honors the One and Only Beyoncé in Episode 11," 4 Sep. 2020 Virtualoso, a virtual talent show created by Ingrid Robinson, founder and CEO of Artists & Charities Hand in Hand, is seeking video submissions from all ages. Kari Barnett, sun-sentinel.com, "Virtual talent show accepting submissions," 4 Sep. 2020 The talent show made the announcement recently in a caption alongside an Instagram of judge Heidi Klum, who has been absent from the show for a few weeks. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'AGT' Fans Have A Lot of Feelings About the Show's Episode Announcement on Instagram," 7 July 2020 More personally, there were show-and-tells, a virtual talent show, scientific game night, yoga, a virtual escape room and even K-pop dance instruction all the way from South Korea. Amanda Baker, Scientific American, "Competing Toe to Toe without Sharing an Arena," 19 Aug. 2020 If the talent show is virtual, give a quick description of how the host will switch to each location for the performances. Ruth A. Musgrave, National Geographic, "Week eight: Host an end-of-summer talent show," 12 Aug. 2020 The All Stars Project, a West and South Dallas community initiative, was planning their spring talent show before the pandemic began. Fernando Cervantes, Dallas News, "Revitalized by summer protests, Dallas’ inequity programs fight through pandemic’s ‘gut punch’," 24 July 2020 Both were let go from the NBC talent show in late November. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Real Reason Why 'AGT' Judges Heidi Klum and Mel B Ended Up Leaving the Show in 2019," 26 May 2020

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First Known Use of talent show

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Talent show.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/talent%20show. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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