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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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The easy atmosphere, showstopping dish presentations, complex flavors and impeccable service makes Birdcage one of Cairo's best restaurants, and one of my personal favorites.
Christmas Break'' features a truly relaxing set, with Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson and George Shearing on the piano, a wonderful ``O, Tannenbaum'' with Jim Hall on solo acoustic guitar, and the showstopping ``Ave Maria'' from fretboard legend Al Di Meola.
If Liza is mainly familiar now for her hilarious work on Arrested Development and her rollercoaster life of pills, booze, broken bones, and broken marriages, it's time to get reacquainted with her showstopping gifts.
Styled as a "Fire and Ice" evening blending elements of performance art with a runway show, "Still Life in Motion" entertained guests with glacier cocktails and Bloody Mary peppertinis, culinary treats from Colony director of food Roger Hopkins, and showstopping men's and women's clothing and accessories from the Colony's Le Tennique.
Three showstopping floor pieces featuring abstracted pairs of figures seated atop casts of packing crates were consistent with the gestures and poses of Jackson sheltering his "Mini-Me" simian in the photograph.
A video post on Facebook by Philippine Pageant News showed Marquez as she wowed an international audience with her showstopping dance routine.
This intense liner glides on easily for a showstopping ebony line, without flaking or smudging.
Play with pink palettes this season, combining tones, like Naomi Campbell, right, for a showstopping look.
Tonight, their last challenge is to produce a single showstopping dish that will wow a trio of the most discerning tongues and tastes of restaurant critics, Tracey MacLeod, William Sitwell and Charles Campion.
Their three challenges include making 24 dainty cupcakes, a technical bake involving 20 chocolate profiteroles and a showstopping marble cake inspired by their favourite building.
They're trying European traditions like Scandi Advent saffron buns, a mincemeat and marzipan couronne (posher than a pie) and Paul's showstopping Kranskake, a Danish tower of cake.
She chose this showstopping ice queen outfit for the launch of her new novel, Make My Wish Come True, in London yesterday.
Gossip Girl Blake, far left, stalked the red carpets in Cannes last month in one showstopping gown after another but we also like the more casual look she has going on here in a Michael Kors 2015 Resort sequined mini dress.
A SHOWSTOPPING concert wowed the crowds to raise money for North East servicemen and women.
London, November 26 ( ANI ): Nicole Scherzinger, who's looked ravishing throughout the entire series of X Factor, took her style to the next level with showstopping Hollywood glamour, on Sunday night.