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Top 5 reasons to watch Miss USA tonight on NBC

The Miss USA 2014 Pageant will be telecast live on NBC from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, tonight at 8pm EST on NBC, where the current Miss USA Erin Brady will crown her successor. Of the 51 contestants set to compete in interview, swimsuit, and evening gown competitions, the winner will represent the United States in the next Miss Universe Pageant.

Miss USA 2014 evening gown competition - State winners in their pageant dress
Miss USA 2014 evening gown competition - State winners in their pageant dress
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Miss USA Erin Brady will crown her successor
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Even if you have never competed in a beauty pageant, there are several reasons why you should tune in tonight to watch the next Miss USA win her crown. Here are the top 5 reasons to watch the Miss USA 2014 pageant live tonight.

To get inspired.

This year the state representatives are a great group of women, all with interesting stories to tell and personal accounts of courage, empowerment, and hope. Now, that's positively powerful.

To be entertained.

With live musical guests like Florida Georgia Line, Nelly, and Marc Broussard, the Miss USA 2014 Pageant will be one of the best live performance showcases in this Sunday night's television lineup.

To cheer for the home team.

The name of the contest is Miss USA, after all, and for every viewer in America there is a contestant representing their home state. Not only that, but the winner goes on to represent the U.S. at the Miss Universe pageant. Go team!

To test your pageant judging skills.

From the comfort of your home, go head to head with celebrity judges Lance Bass, Rumer Willis, Ian Ziering and more as they vote for their favorite contestants, by making some Miss USA predictions of your own.

To make your vote count.

This year the Miss Universe Organization invites you to get involved FOR REAL! The Miss USA 2014 home viewing audience can participate and save favorite contestants by sending out a tweet using hashtag #SAVETHEQUEEN from any free Twitter account, along with a code provided during the telecast.

For official rules and more information, visit the Miss USA website. Want to learn how to compete in next year's Miss USA pageant? It starts in your home state, and here in Los Angeles, Miss California USA preliminary pageants are underway. Visit the Miss California USA website for details on how to enter.