Florida Georgia Line, Nelly, Marc Broussard and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Horns to perform during Miss USA Competitionby jmaloni
Giuliana Rancic and Thomas Roberts to host show with new three-hour format
NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced Wednesday that Florida Georgia Line, with special guest Nelly, and Marc Broussard will perform during the 63rd annual Miss USA Competition airing Sunday, June 8 (8 p.m.), from the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Giuliana Rancic and Thomas Roberts team up to host the competition for the first time together as the show expands to three hours.
Miss USA commentator Jeannie Mai also returns to take viewers behind the scenes to engage with contestants, talent and fans throughout the telecast.
This year, viewers will get to know the 2014 Miss USA contestants better through an extended three-hour format. The additional hour will provide a never-before-seen look at the contestants in their home environments, making for a more personal glimpse of the women competing for the Miss USA title.
Fans will also have the opportunity to save their favorite contestant during the evening gown competition through a Twitter save in order to secure a sixth spot in the final question round. Viewers can tweet using #SaveTheQueen along with a keyword that will be provided on the screen during the live telecast. Rules and information can be found on www.missusa.com/rules. Fans are encouraged to get excited and show their support leading up to June 8 by using #SaveTheQueen.
The 2014 Miss USA Competition will feature contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Contestants will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Erin Brady, Miss USA 2013, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the three-hour telecast.
The Miss USA show is the only domestic pageant to be seen internationally. For more information, visit www.missusa.com.