Miss America 2016 brought a comeback thanks to their advantage as the only national pageant televised on a major network, due to the Miss Universe Organization losing sponsors, judges, and being dropped from the NBC network. The 2016 Miss America Pageant had many highlights. Here’s the rundown:
Miss America CEO Sam Haskell addressed Vanessa Williams and her previous controversy onstage with an official apology.
Nick Jonas was overrated and seemed to be out shined by Vanessa Williams and Zendaya.
Zendaya was everything.
Miss Oklahoma’s evening gown gave me life.
Miss Colorado’s monologue almost brought us to tears.
Miss Alabama’s gutsy answer regarding Donald Trump’s candidacy
#FAIL of the evening: Brett Elderidge asked a question that didn’t even make sense to us. Miss Georgia handled it well!
MISS AMERICA 2016 TOP 10 TALENT:
Miss Florida dances to “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Paul Simon
Miss Oklahoma sings “Happy Days Are Here Again”
Miss Louisiana sings “Climb Every Mountain”
Miss Tennesee plays “El Cumbanchero” on the piano
Miss Texas sings “Son of a Preacher Man”
Miss Alabama performs a contemporary dance routine to “Clubbed to Death” by Rob Dougan
Miss Colorado performed an original monologue about her job as a nurse
Miss South Carolina sings “I Believe”
Miss Mississippi performs “Zapateado, No. 2, Opus 23” on the violin
Miss Georgia performed an operatic vocal of “Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio”