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Talent shows are different than magic contests. Do not prepare a talent show contest like you would a magic contest (ex: FISM, FFFF, TAOM, SAM, IBM, etc).
With Talent shows you are dealing with laypeople. They don't care. The 3 best things you can do for a lay contest is 1) wow them but don't be too technical about it, 2) get them to laugh, 3) Give them a story, be entertaining to watch.
I just recently won 2nd place at a county fair talent show by doing a small short sponge ball act followed by fiber optics. I had butterfingers and the rope slipped, and the method for fiber optics was exposed but no one noticed.

With laymen talent shows - you're going to stick out, There will be hundreds of musicians and singers. The odds are in your favor because judges like seeing something new.
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