Craig Wayne Boyd Opens 2015 Miss USA Pageant with New Single

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The Voice season 7 winner, Craig Wayne Boyd will perform his new single, “Baby Doll” at the 2015 Miss USA Pageant on NBC, July 12.  His debut album will be released this fall.

Check out the press release from NBC.

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 and 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

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.

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