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The most exceptional or memorable performance or item among others; a stand-out. Yeah, the opening act was a real show-stopper—the headlining band was disappointing in comparison! All the pieces in the designer's collection were excellent, but the wedding dress was a real show-stopper.
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Showstopper, Mawra Hocane wore an orange-red lehenga choli with heavily embellished work on the choli and detailing at the bottom of the lehenga.
Although Halley's 1910 appearance made my showstopper list, consider that the next showstopper didn't come along until 55 years later, with the appearance of Comet Ikeya-Seki.
Showstopper in April is a regular event and each year they sample other competitions for the second slot, seeking out competitions with qualified judges and an age-appropriate sensibility.
First performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1996, Showstopper has caught the attention of audiences across Britain, and was described by one critic as 'a little gem worth making a big noise about'.
Reema's showstopper, Mira Sethi, wore a lovely gold/silvery shirt with a velvet, plum lengha.
New Delhi [India] Oct15 ( ANI ): Bollywood actor Vaani Kapoor turned showstopper for designer Payal Jain on day four of the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018.
Today, when I see all the designers running after actors to make them wear their clothes or calling them to be the showstopper, I have the last laugh.
The Cyprus Theatre Organisation (Thoc) will offer an intensive three-day training course in improvised musical theatre covering all the skills that have made Showstoppers -- The Improvised Musical -- an Olivier Award-winning West End hit.
Additional favorites are En Bateau by Debussy, Berceuse by Faure and the showstopper "Le Bal," from Bizet's Jeux d'enfants.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Sep 26 (ANI): Bollywood actress Yami Gautam turned showstopper for Pallavi Foley's latest collection, 'Flame of The Forest', at the recently concluded India International Jewellery Week.
Summary: Actress Kriti Sanon was the showstopper for the designer
Humshakals babe Esha Gupta walked as the showstopper for Jaya Misra's collection of summery gowns in a fitted pink lace, mesh and satin sleeveless number.
The gay subplot of the film is, if anything, even more prominent in the show, Billy's mate Michael has the Act I showstopper, "Expressing Yourself," a cheerful ode to cross-dressing.
The extended percussion sequence that has bungee-strapped performers vaulting between suspended pots, pans and road signs is a jangly showstopper.
SAAB stunner the 9-3 Convertible has proved a real showstopper.