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Synonyms for show-stopper

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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Sunday's prominent show-stoppers were Quratul Ain Baloch, Saba Qamar and of course Kubra Khan who show-stopped for designer duo Asifa and Nabeel and the charming Hareem Farooq also witty Ali Rehman walked for Nickie Nina.
Sanon, who is riding high after her hit romantic comedy Bareilly Ki Barfi , said that she has known Malhotra since her modelling days in Delhi and is proud to have been invited as the show-stopper.
She has a voice that is strong and versatile enough to pull those big show-stoppers off, and here she is again as special guest singing with the BBC Concert Orchestra at Phoenix Sound in North London.
But if you haven't been to or invested in Atlanta in awhile, a quick trip here to the home of the 1996 Summer Olympics will show you why folks like Sam Zell are pouring money into this town and scooping up the sensational sky-topping show-stoppers.
sted xxx climactic closing number of FREE YOURSELF, which also includes two other memorable Idol show-stoppers, the Gershwins' "Summertime" and "Chain Of Fools," a powerful homage to Fantasia's lifelong idol Aretha Franklin.
These three starlets are expected to be the show-stoppers for various shows.
Slower numbers such as Diamonds On The Inside and Waiting On An Angel were show-stoppers before Harper ended with With My Own Two Hands.
Families can use CityPass during winter school breaks or weekends, and nurture exploration -- using the transportation notes on every ticket -- and have fun examining Cezanne, dinosaur jaws, a giant heart, and our nation's Constitution, among other show-stoppers.
The Jim Culloty bandwagon rolled out another three show-stoppers at Ascot.
The Edge's searing delay-laden riffs on such show-stoppers as ``Pride (In the Name of Love),'' ``Desire'' and ``Sunday Bloody Sunday'' make obvious what a clever approach to the instrument he devised by side-stepping the leaden blues cliches that are the stock in trade of so many guitarists.