Definition of talent scout in English:

talent scout


  • A person whose job is to search for talented performers who can be employed or promoted, especially in sport and entertainment.

    ‘a record company talent scout’
    • ‘In 1982, Fei was discovered by a talent scout and entered the entertainment industry.’
    • ‘Benny Chen, a singer-and-actor from Taiwan, stepped into show business because a talent scout found that Chen closely resembled Leslie Cheung and he persuaded Chen to try his luck.’
    • ‘Still a competitor, he branched out into fitness modeling after a talent scout noticed him training in a gym.’
    • ‘Most of the players were recommended by a club coach, a talent scout or a high school coach.’
    • ‘He began his career running discos before becoming a talent scout for a record company.’
    • ‘She sang any chance she could get and was eventually discovered by a talent scout while singing in a club in Philadelphia.’
    • ‘At the age of 15 he was spotted by a talent scout for Leeds United and signed up, along with 10 others, by new manager Don Revie.’
    • ‘The role will involve spreading good practice ideas around the BBC's 39 Local Radio stations in England, developing shared events and acting as a talent scout.’
    • ‘In 1953 a talent scout for Columbia Pictures noticed him in a Broadway play and Lemmon began his Hollywood career.’
    • ‘With his sixth goal of the season and another bristling performance, the 24-year-old striker continues to work wonders for Berti Vogts' reputation as a competent talent scout.’
    • ‘When a talent scout saw the unfinished revolving restaurant crowning Schilthorn peak he proclaimed: ‘This is it!’’
    • ‘She didn't say anything about being found by a talent scout in 10th grade and starring on several TV shows before making it big as a singer.’
    • ‘Dumby's spectacular football prowess has been spotted by a city talent scout, which sets up the need for him to win Best Player in the final against a much stronger team.’
    • ‘Every now and then, a talent scout from one of the galleries in NYC would come down and see if they could find their next celebrity for the art world.’
    • ‘I really can't be bothered to get all dressy for school, though Tahlia tells me I should in case a talent scout is around.’
    • ‘The decision proved fortuitous when his show at the Red Lion was caught by a talent scout from Reprise, who signed him to the label.’
    • ‘If you were a talent scout you'd have his youngster on the top of your list until you realised he turns 31 in August.’
    • ‘A talent scout for Stars in Their Eyes hears him and offers him a spot.’
    • ‘Their spotting by a talent scout was the beginning of the big time.’
    • ‘He was handpicked by a talent scout who saw he had what it takes to appear in the show.’
    talent spotter, talent scout, recruiter


talent scout

/ˈtalənt ˌskaʊt/