via press release:
New York – June 24, 2015 – NBC, Trump Pageants, and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today the musical lineup of the 2015 Miss USA Pageant, airing live Sunday, July 12 (8-11 p.m. ET) on NBC from The Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, La.
Performing during the evening gown competition is Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Flo Rida, who just released his new EP, “My House.” Joining Flo Rida on stage is vocalist Natalie La Rose who will perform her 2015 hit single “Somebody,” which became an international success landing in the Top Ten on the U.S. singles chart.
Texas-born and raised country singer and multi-instrumentalist, Craig Wayne Boyd, will be the first performer to take the Miss USA stage during the pageant’s opening number, when he sings a three-song medley that includes his new hit single “Baby Doll.” Boyd originally caught the public’s attention after winning NBC’s seventh season of “The Voice” in 2014 and will release his debut album later this fall.
As previously announced, Thomas Roberts, host of “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts,” and Emmy nominated Cheryl Burke of NBC’s “I Can Do That,” will host the competition. Jeannie Mai, co-host of “The Real” and fashion correspondent for NBC’s “TODAY,” will take viewers backstage to engage with contestants and talent throughout the telecast.
The 2015 Miss USA Pageant will be the most interactive show to date with several different social and digital integrations for fans and viewers. Fans will be able to submit final question ideas through Instagram videos (by asking #AskMissUSA), and Facebook posts (by commenting on the relevant post on the Official Miss USA Facebook page.) Submissions start on Friday, June 26th and could be featured in the live telecast.
During the live broadcast, an exciting live interactive experience will take place through iPowow on www.pageantplayusa.com and www.missusa.com. Viewers can answer Miss USA trivia questions, take polls, and learn fun facts about the contestants throughout the show. Through iPowow, fans will have the opportunity to save one lucky contestant from elimination. For rules and more information please visit www.missusa.com.
The 2015 Miss USA Pageant will feature contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Contestants will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Nia Sanchez, Miss USA 2014, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the three-hour telecast.
ABOUT NBC ENTERTAINMENT
NBC Entertainment develops and schedules the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime programming. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success. The network finished the 2014-15 season as No. 1 in the 18-49 demo for the second year in a row. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC’s scripted slate is highlighted by “The Blacklist” as well as “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Grimm,” “The Night Shift,” “The Mysteries of Laura” and “Undateable.” New series in the fall include “Blindspot,” “The Player” and “Chicago Med.”
Unscripted series for NBC include the Emmy Award-winning musical competition hit “The Voice” as well as “American Ninja Warrior,” “Celebrity Apprentice,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Hollywood Game Night,” “I Can Do That” and the perennial #1 most-watched summer series, “America’s Got Talent.” Upcoming this fall is “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris.”
In late night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Saturday Night Live.” NBC Daytime’s “Days of our Lives” consistently ranks among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. The five-time Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices.
NBC Kids is a Saturday morning programming block designed specifically to address the developmental needs of preschool-aged children. Programmed by the kids’ experts at Sprout, the nation’s first 24-hour preschool television channel, this new three-hour block will feature educational series that promote active, healthy lifestyles for younger children.
ABOUT THE MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION
The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is a Donald J. Trump and NBCUniversal joint venture which uses its global grassroots reach to empower women to be self-confident and strive to be their personal best. MUO believes that every woman should be “Confidently Beautiful.” The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA®, and MISS TEEN USA® beauty pageants provide an international platform through dedicated partnerships with charities, sponsors, and brands around the world. During their reign, our winners are given the tools to personally and professionally enrich others by providing humanitarian efforts to affect positive change, all while developing their personal career goals. For more information, and to learn more about Miss USA’s official cause to raise awareness for breast and ovarian cancer education and prevention please visit: www.missusa.com.