People, ordinary or celebrated, compete in a given field for the votes of the viewing public. Singing, dancing and stand-up comedy are the most common fields.
Prone to filler
. Differs from a Reality Show
in that the contestants should have at least some genuine talent.
If you're looking for a common plotline involving the characters of a show participating in something which may be called a "talent show," see Talent Contest
- Latin America
- Cuanto Vale El Show (Venezuela), who lived trough The Nineties and can be seen as a precursor of American Idol, since its three regular judges had similar roles to the ones in American Idol.
- Operación Triunfo (Spain and several countries) and La Academia (Mexico), which have more Reality Show ingredients than most of the shows in this list.