Miss America 2016 Top 10 Talent + Pageant Highlights

 

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.

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Nick Jonas was overrated and seemed to be out shined by Vanessa Williams and Zendaya.

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Zendaya was everything. 

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Miss Oklahoma’s evening gown gave me life. 

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Miss Colorado’s monologue almost brought us to tears. 

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Miss Alabama’s gutsy answer regarding Donald Trump’s candidacy 

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#FAIL of the evening: Brett Elderidge asked a question that didn’t even make sense to us. Miss Georgia handled it well! 

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MISS AMERICA 2016 TOP 10 TALENT: 

Miss Florida dances to “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Paul Simon

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Miss Oklahoma sings “Happy Days Are Here Again” 

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Miss Louisiana sings “Climb Every Mountain”

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Miss Tennesee plays “El Cumbanchero” on the piano

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Miss Texas sings “Son of a Preacher Man”

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Miss Alabama performs a contemporary dance routine to “Clubbed to Death” by Rob Dougan

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Miss Colorado performed an original monologue about her job as a nurse

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Miss South Carolina sings “I Believe”

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Miss Mississippi performs “Zapateado, No. 2, Opus 23” on the violin

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Miss Georgia performed an operatic vocal of “Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio”

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Lisa Opie

Lisa Opie is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and is the founder of Lady Code. Lisa loves to write about fashion, beauty, and travel. She is the creator of Lady Code, Vizcaya Swimwear, and the LadyCode Shop. Lisa is also an on-location host for PageantLIVE. Keep up with Lisa on Instagram: @Lisa_Opie

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