It’s that time of year again — time for all the tiaras, teeth and tears as a new Miss America is crowed in Atlantic City, NJ.
The 2017 pageant will air live on ABC on Sunday (Sept. 11) beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT. It will also be streaming on ABC’s official site.
After opening introductions and the big musical number, the contestants will quickly be whittled down to the Top 15, and based on the preliminary results, we already know a few to keep your eye on.
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The three preliminary lifestyle and fitness winners are Miss District of Columbia Cierra Jackson, Miss Maryland Hannah Brewer and Miss Ohio Alice Magoto. The three preliminary talent winners are Miss Tennessee Grace Burgess for vocal performance, Miss Arkansas Savannah Shields for jazz dance and Miss Michigan Arianna Quan for classical piano.
Judges for the 2017 competition include singer Ciara, singer Cole Swindell, TV personality and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, actress Sara Foster, gymnast Gabby Douglas, actress Laura Marano and Miss American 1985 Sharlene Wells Hawkes.