Well Hello Junkies! 🙂
What a delightful way to start the week! Let’s take a look at last night’s preliminary winners!
Tuesday Talent Winner = Miss New Hampshire (a correct pick!)
Sam Russo is a gifted vocalist who only recently started vocal training… She is the 2nd Miss NH to ever win a prelim talent award (Miss NH ’93 Tricia Ann-Reagan was the first)… Sam sang “Don’t Rain on My Parade” – which is the same song she sang at her state pageant (and won the talent award there as well)… Some Junkies might think this song is over-done (and they may be right in most cases)… But Sam kills this song! Makes you wanna hear it again and again! 🙂 Congrats to the Miss New Hampshire team and Miss Russo on the big win last night! 🙂
Tuesday Swimsuit Winner = Miss Mississippi (a correct pick!)
Chelsea Rick is the 14th Miss Mississippi to win a Preliminary Swimsuit award – 2nd only to California for the most Prelim SS wins per state. Now, I do need to take a moment to offer a brief history lesson. In order to be considered a”True Junkie,” you need to know about the glorious and magical run the state of Mississippi experienced in the 80’s. From 1979-1988… All 10 girls made the Top 10 during those years (Not Top 15 — the Top 10!!!). In addition, from 1978-1988 Mississippi won Prelim Swimsuit EIGHT times and Prelim Talent once!!! (Big Thanks to our “Junkie Research King” for this reminder!). With this Swimsuit Win in Atlantic City, I’m guessing lots and lots of “Glory Days” conversations are taking place in the Miss MS ranks right about now!
OK – So – Going 2 for 2 on opening night means we’ve got our work cut out for us tonight! Time to buckle down and see what we come up with for Wednesday Night Prelims…
Just for the record, tonight we have Sigma competing in Talent and Mu competing in Swimsuit… Here’s the prelim order one more time in case you missed it earlier… Again, you can click on the photo if you’d like to see a larger version…
OK – Here we go!
TALENT = MINNESOTA, ILLINOIS, ALABAMA, KANSAS
Interestingly enough, IL, MN and AL are all performing back-to-back-to-back tonight… We’re super curious how this one is going to work out tonight. 🙂
SWIMSUIT = OKLAHOMA, UTAH, FLORIDA, MARYLAND
This was a hard one for us… Gonna kick ourselves if we miss it… ’cause I think this list has changed 6 or 7 times already. Can’t wait to see who earns the prelim award in this category tonight!
There you are! We’ll see how close our predictions come tonight – and the Junkies are jumping on a plane bound for Atlantic City tomorrow!!! As always, you’re welcome to post your predictions as well! Who do you think wins Talent and Swimsuit tonight???