This Sept. 10, 2013 photo released by the Miss America Organization shows Miss New Hampshire Samantha Russo participating in the talent competition during first night of preliminaries for the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. Russo won by singing a Barbra Streisand song from the musical "Funny Girl." A tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks will open the second night of preliminary competition on Wednesday night and a new Miss America will be crowned on Sunday. (AP Photo/Miss America Organization)
Gallery: Miss America preliminaries
Sep. 15, 2013 @ 07:15 AM
The Miss America pageant got underway this week at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. N.J. The final competition will be Sunday night.