Since the late 1990s, talent shows have become a notable genre of reality television, such as Popstars (1999), Star Academy (2001), Idol (2001), The X Factor (2004), So You Think You Can Dance (2005), Got Talent (2006), The Voice (2010) and Rising Star (2013), Tri Akkorda (Russian Talent Show) (2014), which have been critical in catapulting some amateur artists to stardom and resulting in their commercially successful careers.
Talent shows can be seen as a way to help boost the self-esteem, confidence, and assurance of youth. Some communities and companies see talent shows as a way to help prevent juvenile delinquency among children, teens, and young adults. As a result, these communities create programs such as Girls Only! in San Diego to promote the growth of these otherwise trouble youth to better the community. Such programs are created with the hope to prevent youth from the possibilities of entering delinquency or lives of crime.