or


[05/30/12 - 07:01 AM]
Akon And Cobra Starship Announced As Musical Performers For The 2012 Miss USA(R) Competition In Las Vegas On June 3
During the telecast, Akon will perform "America's Most Wanted" from his upcoming album, "Stadium."

[via press release from The Miss Universe Organization]

Akon And Cobra Starship Announced As Musical Performers For The 2012 Miss USA(R) Competition In Las Vegas On June 3

Five Time Grammy-Nominated Superstar Akon will sing new song "America's Most Wanted" from his upcoming album "Stadium" out September 11th

NEW YORK, May 30, 2012 -- NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announce today that international multi-platinum recording artist & producer, Akon, and American pop band, Cobra Starship, will be the musical performers for the 61st Annual MISS USA(R) Competition, which will be broadcast live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

With 45 Billboard Hot 10 songs and over 300 guest appearances with megastars such as Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga, Akon is one of the most popular artists in music today. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of the smash hit single "Locked Up", from his debut album "Trouble." His second album, "Konvicted" received three Grammy Award nominations. During the telecast, he will perform "America's Most Wanted" from his upcoming album, "Stadium," during the "Final Look" portion featuring the Top Five Finalists.

Although it may seem like its only just begun for Cobra Starship, the band has been touring for several years with "Night Shades" being the New York group's fourth album. The group's first single, "You Make Me Feel" off of "Night Shades" has been certified double platinum and broken the Top 10 at both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Top 40 Pop Charts. The band's follow up single "#1Nite" is currently at pop radio outlets nationwide and a new video will be released in the coming weeks. Cobra Starship will perform a special medley that includes both "#1Nite" and "You Make Me Feel" during the swimsuit portion.

Akon and Cobra Starship join an exciting talent line-up that already includes Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic as hosts of the telecast as well as Kelly Osbourne and Jeannie Mai as commentators.

Throughout the Miss USA competition, each contestant representing the 50 United States and the District of Columbia competes in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The telecast concludes with Miss USA 2011, Alyssa Campanella, crowning her successor.

Fans have also been able to vote their favorite contestant into the semifinals at the 2012 MISS USA(R) Competition. Voting is taking place now through June 2 by logging on to www.missusa.com or www.NBC.com. Finally, for the first time ever, the organization announced that fans can ask a Final Question via twitter by using #AskMissUSA beginning today and during the two-hour telecast. One lucky fan's question will be read to a Top Five finalist during the interview portion.

ABOUT THE MISS USA(R)PAGEANT

The Miss Universe Organization, a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture, is a global community empowering role models of beauty, health and leadership for young women of today. As part of the Miss Universe Organization, Miss USA is dedicated to partnering with charities around the world, and to increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers. For more information, visit: www.missusa.com.





  [may 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[06/27/16 - 06:21 PM]
Video: "Better Things" Season 1 Promo
Get your first look at the new FX comedy series, premiering Thursday, September 8.

[06/27/16 - 01:44 PM]
ESPN Films' "O.J.: Made in America" Seen by More than 35 Million People
ESPN spins the numbers for the series to date.

[06/27/16 - 01:31 PM]
AMC to Air "Preacher" Marathon on Thursday, June 30th Beginning at 9:00 PM ET/PT
The new, sixth episode of the season appears on AMC this Sunday in the show's regular timeslot at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/27/16 - 12:48 PM]
TV One's June 14 Episode of Docu-Series "Rickey Smiley for Real" Is Most Watched Episode of the Series Among Key Demos
TV One further spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 14.

[06/27/16 - 11:00 AM]
Freeform Greenlights No. 1 Comedy "Baby Daddy" for a Sixth Season
In season six, Ben will remain on his quest to find the "girl of his dreams" and Emma's new mom while Danny and Riley figure out their future.

[06/27/16 - 10:49 AM]
E! Sets Premiere Date for New Series "Total Bellas"
The spin-off of E!'s mega-hit series "Total Divas" premieres Wednesday, October 5 at 8:00/7:00c.

[06/27/16 - 10:08 AM]
Warner Bros. Television Group Set to Bring a Historic 21 Shows to Comic-Con International July 20-24 in San Diego
The world's leading comics and pop-culture convention will be dominated by WBTVG, with 13 returning shows and eight new series making their much-anticipated Comic-Con debut.

[06/27/16 - 10:01 AM]
Blake Shelton Performs New Opening Theme for NBC Sports' NASCAR Coverage
This year's Open includes an all-new look and presentation, including updated lyrics for Shelton's hit "Bringing Back the Sunshine."

[06/27/16 - 09:19 AM]
Adult Swim Launches First Ever Full Episode on Vine
The new animated sketch show "Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio" premieres Sunday, July 10.

[06/27/16 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" Lineup Opens on Top
The Alphabet's "$100,000 Pyramid" leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/27/16 - 07:31 AM]
Emmy Winner Jon Cryer Explores Lifelong Passion for Space Travel in First Installment of Travel Channel's "Celebrity Adventure Club"
The first installment of Travel Channel's new series of specials premieres Friday, July 1 at 11:00/10:00c.

[06/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with NBC
The Alphabet's "In an Instant" and the Peacock's "U.S. Olympic Trials" coverage lead the night among adults 18-49.

[06/26/16 - 08:47 AM]
NBC Ties for the Saturday Primetime Win as Men's Gymnastics Scores a 7-Week Slot High
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, June 25.

[06/25/16 - 08:55 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key Demo Race
ABC, NBC and CBS all finish within a few ticks among adults 18-49.

[06/25/16 - 08:27 AM]
Women's Gymnastics Championship Grows 80% Vs. Year-Ago Saturday Telecast
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, June 24.