Definition of stop the show in English:

stop the show

phrase

  • (of a performer) provoke prolonged applause or laughter, causing an interruption.

    ‘Diane stopped the show with her rendition of ‘You Made Me Love You’’
    • ‘The tiny songbird scooped up six Latin Music Awards and stopped the show with a sizzling performance.’
    • ‘Clark stops the show with a passionately funny monologue describing the bickering among the women in his life.’
    • ‘She totally nailed her New York accents and stopped the show with ‘Come to Your Senses.’’
    • ‘But by the time friends dared him to take the floor at an amateur night in 1969, this very reluctant performer had honed his skills to such a level that the three songs he played stopped the show.’
    • ‘Anyway, the number was genius, totally stopping the show, and I was a little misty right through the end of the show.’
    • ‘Danieley and Mazzie stopped the show with ‘Almost Like Being in Love’ and it was one of those thrilling moments when the audience is clapping its fool head off, thanking the actors for an unexpected tingle.’
    • ‘The aforementioned Matthews, her lovely voice swelling with emotion, is the only singer who actually stops the show in this production.’
    • ‘There are no arias or set-pieces in Semyon Kotko - there is little here to stop the show.’
    • ‘She stops the show in a rousing rendition of ‘Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend.’’
    • ‘‘Out of my mother's womb, I knew I was going to be some kind of performer,’ says Andre, who stops the show every night with his rendition of the tune in the mega-hit Broadway musical.’