- a theatrical show in which a series of usually amateur or aspiring singers, dancers, comedians, instrumentalists, etc., perform in the hope of gaining recognition.
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Examples from the Web for talent show
Last week, a Taiwanese talent-show contestant nicknamed "Little Fatty" drew comparisons to Susan Boyle.The World's 9 Best 'Idols'
The Daily Beast Video
April 9, 2010
I can honestly say it was one of the most extraordinary moments in my perhaps equally unlikely career as a talent-show judge.How Susan Boyle Won My Heart
April 16, 2009