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People Describe Their School Talent Show Horror Stories

Updated 9 Jan 2019 2.1k votes 298 voters 11.3k views17 items

List RulesVote up the talent show stories that make you cringe the hardest.

Performing on stage can be a nerve-wracking experience for a lot of people, but it's especially anxiety-provoking for kids and teens. As you'll see from this list of talent shows gone wrong, elementary and high school stages across the world have seen some of the most hilariously bad and awkward performances ever to grace the footlights.

In many of these stories, culled from the pages of Reddit, the disgraced performers themselves share the tales of their epic embarrassments. In others, not-so-lucky audience members recount the awful school plays, horrible skits, and terrible talent show performances they had to sit through. But one common thread unites them all: a collective shudder on the part of the reader. Well, a shudder and maybe a good laugh or two.