The 2017 Miss America Pageant airs tonight and many wonder how the voting works. The contestants who have been voted forward from the preliminary competitions, will be revealed during the pageant, which airs at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT tonight on ABC. As far as scoring goes for the judges, check out the criteria that the contestants are judged on below.
Composite Score – 30% (Top 16)
Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit – 20% (Top 16)
Evening Wear – 20% (Top 10)
Talent – 30%
On-Stage Question (Top 8)
Each judge ranks the Top 5 contestants in the order that they believe the contestants should each finish. The total scores of the pageant are based on the point totals from the final ballot.
This year’s judges include stars from Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas to Shark Tank star Mark Cuban to singer Ciara.