Miss America 2017 Preliminary Recap and Final 15 Predictions

Joell Posey Grager   Miss America 2017 Preliminary Recap and Final 15 Predictions It was exceptionally hard to narrow the choices for the top 15 this year because of the parity among contestants. It was easy to guess the first 7-8 finalists whose names will likely be called at the start of this evening’s 2017 Miss America Scholarship Pageant; however,…

Miss Michigan and Miss Ohio Win Preliminary Awards on Thursday September 8th, the Third Night of the 2017 Miss America Competition

During the last of three preliminary nights for the “2017 Miss America Competition” in Boardwalk Hall, Miss Michigan, Arianna Quan, was named Thursday night’s preliminary Talent winner for her piano performance of “L’Ouette” by Glinka Balakirev. Arianna will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Also capturing the spotlight was Miss Ohio, Alice Magoto, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in…

Lighting up Boardwalk Hall during Wednesday evening’s preliminary competition was several outstanding talent performances

Joell Posey Grager .  Miss Texas Caroline Carothers performed a rousing baton twirling routine to Chicago’s “Hot Honey Rag,” while Miss Louisiana Justine Kerr wowed the audience with an excellent classic piano piece, but it was the peppy jazz dance routine to the hit showstopper, “They Just Keep Moving the Line” from Smash by Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields that took…

Miss America 2017 – Tuesday Night Preliminary Competition

Joell Posey Grager Tuesday evening, September 6th marked the start of the 96th annual Miss America Pageant on-stage preliminary competitions.  Delivering an impressive “Star Spangled Banner” to launch the evening was Lois Elaine Smith-Zoll, opera singer and Miss America Organization volunteer whose contributions to the program have spanned 50 years of service. Recipients of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International awards…

Top 16 Prediction List and Young Ladies on the Bubble 2016 Miss America Pageant

The preliminary competitions of the 95th Anniversary Miss America pageant wrapped up Thursday evening in Atlantic City. The judge’s scores for the week of preliminaries are tabulated, however those results will not be revealed until this evening’s national broadcast of the competition finals on ABC Television. The top scoring contestants will be announced at the top of tonight’s telecast. Only…

Miss Louisiana and Miss Florida Win Preliminary Awards on Wednesday, September 9th, the Second Night of the 2016 Miss America Competition

Miss Louisiana April Nelson, 23, sang her way to the top talent performance score with “Climb Every Mountain” from “The Sound of Music” during Wednesday night’s preliminary competition at the 95th Annual Miss America Scholarship Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Nelson, who has been a fan of the renowned musical since first seeing it at the age of seven,…