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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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 The talent shown by the Serbia international has led to a fierce battle to secure his signature with the likes of United, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City all keeping tabs on his remarkable rise. SI.com, "Barcelona Pushing Hard to Make Late Swoop for Man Utd Target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic," 23 June 2018 The whole craze started back in May 2016, when a high school senior named Michael Senatore swaggered onto a stage and successfully flipped and landed a water bottle on a table during his school's annual talent show. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Physics holds the key to performing the flipping water bottle trick," 8 Oct. 2018 Four singing and dancing New York teens who call themselves The Cheetah Girls are gearing up to compete in their school's talent show when they're discovered by a famous record producer named Jackal Johnson. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "The 20 Best Disney Channel Movies of All Time," 30 July 2018 Backstage Establishing herself as a growing musician in her hometown through school talent shows, Cartelli enjoyed playing at local coffee shops and smaller venues before finding success on The Voice. Nicole Sands, PEOPLE.com, "Brynn Cartelli, 15, Wins Season 14 of The Voice, Becomes Youngest Winner in Series History," 22 May 2018 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

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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