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Synonyms for showstopper

an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down

something that is strikingly attractive or has great popular appeal

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Showstopper Nimra Khan wore a red and gold lehenga choli.
They had an impressive showing at the Showstopper 2006 Mid America finals in Austin, where they walked away with a good share of the awards for solos, duets, and group entries including first place in video championships for seniors and juniors.
Dan Rebellato's Showstopper is a play inspired by the life of Marni Nixon, the unknown star of the golden age of musicals, who provided the singing voice behind Deborah Kerr, Marilyn Monroe and, most famously, Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady.
The third movement of the Sonatina is a real showstopper due to its fast staccato pace and unique Eastern sound, as is the quick-moving piece Wind.
The showstopper is "The Button Song," where a seemingly never-ending tune about a peg-legged captain's coat (it's a counting song along the lines of "100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall") causes food and garbage to be hurled from the eventually annoyed audience.
Showstopper Humaima Malick sported a pink draped gown with a gorgeous long coat with heavy kaam, while Uzma Hassan wore a traditional red and gold lengha.
Summary: 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.
The designer says while people mocked his shows for their star quotient, having a Bollywood showstopper has become the trend now.
She has taught improvisation at Drama Studio London, LAMDA and regularly delivers the Showstopper Musical Intensive programme.
Asked about the showstoppers, and he earnestly replied: "The designer taking a bow for his efforts is the showstopper for me.
It might not be everyone's it might not be everyone's idea of a showstopper but idea of a showstopper but as soon as radio as soon as radio presenter and petrolhead Chris Evans saw this car, he was smitten.
DISNEY showstopper The Lion King brought January joy to the Edinburgh hotel trade.
At the cricket do in Mumbai, Shah pitched up looking cool but it was his showstopper missus that turned heads.
Some of their music can be silly--hence a song called "Pee Pee in the Potty"--but the sexy "And You Belong" is a showstopper.