For the third Republican debate of the 2016 presidential campaign season, all eyes will be on the candidates on stage. The stakes are high and the spotlight remains intense. As the field continues to evolve, this debate will be a key moment for the candidates to make an impact and stand out in the crowd. With that in mind, here are five things to watch for in the third Republican debate: 1. Where does Trump stand? Donald Trump has dominated the polling in the race since the first debate and his presence on stage will be a focal point. Will he be able to maintain his momentum and further solidify his standing in the race? All eyes will be on Trump and how the other candidates respond to him. 2. The Cruz-Rubio rivalry continues. Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Florida Senator Marco Rubio have sparred from time to time and will likely continue to compete for the title of “anti-Trump” in the race. Both Cruz and Rubio are well-versed on the issues and have contrasting philosophies about how to approach the conservative agenda. This debate could be a great opportunity for one of them to firmly establish themselves as number two in the race. 3. Bush’s comeback? Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has consistently struggled to gain traction in the crowded field. His performance in the second debate was described by some as his best showing yet. Can Bush build on it and begin to work his way back in the race? 4. Focus on foreign policy. Increasingly, foreign policy has been taking center stage in the race, especially with the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California. The Republican candidates will likely share their visions on foreign policy and how they would tackle the various crises across the globe. 5. Candidates jockeying for attention. With the ever-widening field, some candidates have been struggling to stay in the spotlight. This debate could be an opportunity for some to make a splash and stay relevant in the race. As the field of candidates seeks to stand out from the crowd, this debate will be a crucial moment in establishing themselves and the stakes are high. It should be an entertaining and fascinating evening for political watchers across the nation.