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Gavin DeGraw joins musical lineup for 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant

by jmaloni


Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 05:00 pm

Emilio Estefan, Nina Garcia and DeSean Jackson round out judging panel for live telecast

NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today the full lineup of performers and judges for The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant, airing Sunday (8 p.m. ET) on NBC. The Miss Universe contestants have been hosted in Doral-Miami, Florida, and the pageant will air live from the Florida International University Arena.

The pageant will simulcast in Spanish on Telemundo.  

Multi-platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw will perform his hit songs "Fire" and "Finest Hour" from his new album "Finest Hour: Best of Gavin DeGraw" during the pageant's final look. He joins previously announced performers Nick Jonas and Prince Royce.

The final group of judges to join the Miss Universe panel includes:

•Emilio Estefan, 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician and producer

•Nina Garcia, creative director of Marie Claire Magazine, "Project Runway" judge and fashion industry expert 

•DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins wide receiver and return specialist

The panel also includes:

•Manny Pacquiao, "Fighter of the Decade," eight-division world champion and Filipino congressman

•Kristin Cavallari, TV host and shoe designer

•William Levy, TV and film actor and People En Espanol's 2012 "Sexiest Man Alive"

•Lisa Vanderpump, star of "Vanderpump Rules" and "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

•Louise Roe, fashion journalist, author, host of "Plain Jane" on MTV International and the upcoming TLC fashion series "Style by Jury"

"Today's" Natalie Morales and MSNBC's Thomas Roberts will host this year's pageant while Jeannie Mai takes viewers backstage and behind-the-scenes. IMG will be the executive producers of this year's show.

This year, fans will be able to ask the top five contestants a final question. Fans can submit their question in the comments section of the official post that will be pinned to the top of the Miss Universe Facebook page. Question submissions will end the act before the final question in the live telecast. Questions only will count if they are posted on that specific post.

The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant will feature 88 contestants from across the globe. They will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe 2013, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the three-hour telecast.

The Miss Universe beauty pageant is distributed to approximately 190 countries and territories.

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