talent show

noun

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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Cowell, whose Talent format can be seen in 184 countries, spoke to USA TODAY about AGT, the reality-competition genre and another talent show fans may remember, American Idol. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "Simon Cowell promises fire, magic and scares in Season 13 of 'America's Got Talent'," 26 May 2018 From July 5 to 15, people can watch local talent show off their circus skills at the Montreal Completement Cirque. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Where should you travel in July? Here are some ideas.," 2 July 2018 The center of activities will then shift to Kalk Park, just to the east of Glencoe’s downtown with pre-school games at 10 a.m., a mini-golf tournament at 11 and Glencoe’s Got Talent, the village’s talent show, at noon. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "How to celebrate the Fourth of July in Glencoe," 26 June 2018 For a schoolwide talent show in fourth grade, a Sudanese classmate persuaded me to sign up for a dance performance in the style of a traditional wedding from our home country. Rawiya Kameir, Vogue, "Does Citizenship Shape Identity? A “Third-Culture” Writer Takes Stock," 19 Oct. 2018 K-pop began on April 11, 1992, when a hip-hop trio called Seo Taiji and Boys performed in a talent show on a national South Korean network. Aja Romano, Vox, "BTS, the band that changed K-pop, explained," 24 Aug. 2018 The obsession all started with a high school talent show this past May. The talent? Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The Bottle Flipping Trend Is Driving Parents Everywhere Crazy," 6 Oct. 2016 The tussle for talent shows how Chinese cities are competing not just to survive, but to thrive. Dominique Fong, WSJ, "A Tug of War for Elite Skills Is Raging Across China," 27 Oct. 2018 To that end: Facebook appears to be working on a talent show feature that would have users record themselves singing and then submitting their videos for critique. Casey Newton, The Verge, "A shadowy influence campaign on Facebook is targeting liberal activists," 1 Aug. 2018

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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