What time does Miss America start on Sunday night, and how can you watch the pageant live streaming online? Find out who will be crowned Miss America 2016 when Chris Harrison hosts the two-hour show broadcast live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Watch Miss America 2015 winner Kira Kazantsev wear her crown for the last time on September 13 starting at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. If you aren’t near a TV on Sunday night, ABC will be providing live video coverage of the pageant to computers, tablets, smartphones and Xbox 360 consoles via the Watch ABC app.
Viewers in the cities listed below will be able to watch the 89th Miss America pageant if they have a paid TV provider account. Providers include Verizon FiOs, Comcast, Cox, ATT U-verse, and many others on this list. Watch ABC is currently available in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco.
According to the official Miss America website, 52 women will be competing for the crown on Sunday night. There were 53 women in last year’s pageant, but the Miss Virgin Islands pageant organization is not participating in this year’s competition.
According to ABC, this year head judge is Vanessa Williams, Miss America 1984. Joining her at the judge’s table will be Kylene Barker (Miss America 1979), producer Jenni Pulos, fashion designer Noah Alexander, D.C. lobbyist Lanny Griffith, talent producer Brian Edwards, and actor James Brown III.
There will also be a lineup of celebrity judges including Zendaya, Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary, actress Danica McKellar, singer Brett Eldredge, Paralympian Amy Purdy, and Taya Kyle, the widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle.
According to Billboard, pop singer Nick Jonas will be acting as the show’s “music curator” and will help pick out the music that will be played throughout the broadcast on ABC. Jonas will include some of his music, but plans to mix it up with tunes that “set the vibe” for the night of pageantry.
“There was a general sense of what the right kind of vibe was for the show. I feel like it was pretty easy to get an idea of what that should be. For the most part, [it’s] a top 40-predominant show with some great country music mixed in, and a little bit of the hip-hip side of things — but mostly in that top 40 range.”
Watch the 89th Miss America pageant starting at 9 p.m. ET on ABC or live online via the Watch ABC app.
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