talent show

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talent show

n.
A show that features amateur performers whose talents may win them recognition or awards.

tal′ent show`


n.
a theatrical show in which a series of usu. amateur entertainers perform in the hope of gaining recognition.
[1950–55]
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McCluskey, explained how the idea came about: "The idea stemmed from our Exhibition topic, Global Talents, which gave everyone a chance to learn all about the talent shows around the world.
Producer ploy to tug at heartstrings I AGREE with Barbara Dunn's comment regarding talent shows that, 'participants should be judged on their talent and not because they have a sob story to tell' (Talkback, July 20).
Why is it that whilst there are plenty of talent shows like "X Factor" and "Britain's Got Talent" for singers,comedians and magicians, there are never any BBC talent shows to discover new presenters, announcers or chat-show hosts?
Media expert Dr John Jewell examines our insatiable appetite for TV talent shows
30pm NEW SERIES Warwick Davis again tries to hold in his laughter long enough to introduce acts from Got Talent shows screened around the world.
Her departure was seen as a blow to the show which has struggled in the past against rival ITV talent shows.
Sources revealed that the 54-year-old music mogul is planning to club all local versions of talent shows together and is giving the global version all his full backing as he thinks it will be great to get the best of the talent from around the world all on one show, the Daily Star reported.
On the other hand, when compared with the individualism and self-expression shown in Western talent shows, talent shows in Taiwan are unique in the paternalistic power held by the judges and program producers.
My past experience on talent shows will help me understand what the contestants are going through and I can't wait to get started.
Talent shows have positively affected the TV viewing habits, patterns and trends in the region, while further enhancing the family viewing experience and raising the levels of engagement with TV content, through social media and other platforms.
The programme also looks at the role of 1970s show New Faces in bringing the judging panel to television talent shows.
30pm) Back in the 1970s talent shows such as Opportunity Knocks and New Faces were popular Saturday night viewing and launched many a famous name, but they were nothing like the huge commercial enterprise that the likes of X Factor and Britain''s Got Talent are today.