A school talent show taking place at St Ninian's High School in Glasgow, Scotland.

A talent show is an event where participants perform talents of singing, dancing, acrobatics, acting, drumming, martial arts, playing an instrument, or other activities to showcase skills, sometimes for a reward, trophy or prize. Many talent shows are performances rather than contests, but some are actual contests, awarding prizes to their participants.[1]

In recent times, talent shows have become a notable genre of reality television,[2] such as Idol, Got Talent and The X Factor, which were critical in catapulting some amateur artists to stardom, and commercially successful careers.

References

  1. ^ Parke, Beverly N. (2003). Discovering Programs for Talent Development. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press. pp. 131–132.  
  2. ^ Redden, Guy (2008). "Making Over the Talent Show". Exposing Lifestyle Television: The Big Reveal. Ashgate Publishing. pp. 129–144.