stop the show

stop the show

To give a very exceptional, impressive, or memorable performance. Yeah, the opening act really stopped the show—the headlining band was disappointing in comparison! All the pieces in the designer's collection are excellent, but it's the wedding dress that's going to stop the show.
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stop the show

COMMON If someone stops the show, they give an extremely impressive performance in a show or other event. Twelve-year-old Reggie Jackson stopped the show last night with `America the Beautiful'. Note: You can describe an impressive person, performance, or thing as show-stopping or say that they are a show-stopper. She got a standing ovation for her show-stopping number `And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going'. Her first encore was a real show-stopper.
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stop the show

(of a performer) provoke prolonged applause or laughter, causing an interruption.
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Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford did not shy away from addressing the elephants in the room -- Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo -- Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival, saying that the fallen executive is not "going to stop the show.
Because this was clearly a medical emergency, we had no choice but to stop the show, and ask the crowd if there was a doctor in the house.
The comedian and broadcaster also said he edits out bad or controversial jokes - to stop the show from getting in trouble.
He refused to stop the show and finished the concert siting in a chair on the stage.
The singer was shaken, but determined to not let the unfortunate incident stop the show, and even tweeted later, "Dubai.
But still, there were some fans that understood why Kanye had to stop the show.
He abruptly stopped his set, in the middle of his song Heartless, and told the crowd: "I'm sorry, family emergency, I have to stop the show.
The Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, has asked the South Australian Premier to stop the show.
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The social media has played an important role towards stoppage of the program in few days, as the voices reached to the authority which directed Hero TV management to stop the show promo and avoid airing it in Ramadan.
Another horse with form at this time of year and in the conditions is Stop The Show, the elder statesman of the party in the 3m handicap chase (3.
How many times did they stop the show for technical difficulties?
But Johansson refused to stop the show after the sticky mishap, and continued to perform with saliva dripping down her face.
A FAULTY fuse box didn't completely stop the show at Rugby Theatre at the weekend.
I had to literally stop the show just as I was about to meet my lover Edgardo.