It’s only been nine months since the last Miss America pageant, so it seems a little strange to be having another viewing party so soon. At the same time, though, I’m really excited that the pageant is in September again, and the fact that it’s in Atlantic City makes me smile. Plus, you will never hear me scoff at the opportunity to watch tap dancers / baton twirlers / vocalists who enjoy performing show tunes.
Now. Before we get started, I want to cover a few business-y things. Because I know we all want to approach this pageant in the most professional way possible. I laughed when I typed that, by the way.
1) I’ll update this same post throughout the pageant, so just be aware that between the updates and everyone’s comments, we’re all going to have to refresh our browsers in order to keep up with the conversation.
2) I’ll also be updating on the Twitter.
3) Let’s embrace the fun of the pageant without being mean-spirited. I’m confident that we would all be mortified if some contestant (or, heaven forbid, her mama) accidentally ran across this post and felt like we’d been unkind. So let’s have a blast and laugh like crazy and start a slow clap during talent and take a moment to marvel at how many squats and lunges are represented on that stage during the swimsuit competition.
4) Let’s also take a moment to ask the Lord for the blessing of some tap dancing / baton twirling / clogging during the talent competition. I cannot imagine any greater short-term joy.
All righty – see y’all in just a little bit. Thanks so much for being here!
I don’t know if y’all are watching this 20/20
I AM SO EXCITED.
Parade of contestants, everybody!
(I wonder if Mallory Hagan is sad that she only got to be Miss America for nine months? I think they should let her stay on for an additional three months. IT’S ONLY FAIR.)
Oh, I adore how they start dancing after they say their names.
Do y’all think the contestants get to meet with pun consultants before they record their introductions?
I will always root for Miss Mississippi most of all.
Did y’all see Miss Nevada dancing the entire time? I love her. And I think the girls who are introducing themselves on the beach have an extra challenge. That sand makes aerobic movement more difficult.
The dancing has been outstanding this year. And we’re not even finished with the intros yet.
All righty. Time for top 15. But they just can’t stop dancing! And I wish we could’ve seen the former Miss Americas up close.
Anybody have any predictions? I thought Miss Georgia stood out – and Miss Nevada, too. But maybe that’s because Miss Nevada danced with such enthusiasm.
Kansas (America’s Choice)
————interrupting to say that the Southern states are in fine form tonight———
Anybody have any info on the talents? Is there a Bollywood dance in the mix? PLEASE SAY YES.
Watching swimsuit. Can’t help but think that I need to eat more celery.
I’m glad swimsuit is over. I was about to go to a dark emotional place. :-)
We have the possibility of a Bollywood dance AND a baton routine in the talent competition. I LOVE AMERICA.
An evening gown competition with Imagine Dragons playing in the background? Miss America, YOU ARE SO EDGY.
Two purple evening gowns? Unexpected.
And really, there were four evening gowns in the purple family. Plus a yellow one. LSU fans are delighted, no doubt. :-)
I wonder if they’re gonna do that thing this year where everybody is on stage in their costumes and then they surprise them with the Top 10 announcement?
New York (BOLLYWOOD!)
Connecticut (IRISH STEP DANCE!)
—————–these talents are FANTASTIC—————
Georgia (Les Miserables)
————–so far I think Oklahoma was the best —————-
Maryland (singing “For Good”)
Florida (BATONS!!!!!) (THANK YOU, LORD!)
What was your favorite talent? I think Miss Minnesota was the most talented – but I do love some batons.
Oh. The questions. This always makes me nervous.
Minnesota (stand by your man – and ROCK ON, SISTER)
New York (plastic surgery)
Florida (racial equality)
Okay. I have a pick. I think Miss Minnesota is the winner. What about y’all?
Clearly I am a terrible prognosticator.
4th – Minnesota
3rd – Florida
2nd – Oklahoma
1st – California
WINNER – New York
Thanks so much, y’all, for watching and commenting and making me laugh a whole bunch.
Same time next year?
IT’S A DATE.