Update: The judges are introduced

sokamoto@ledger-enquirer.comJune 17, 2010 

8:24 p.m.: The judges are introduced and they talk about what they're looking for in a contestant in taped segments.

The judges are Dana Dalton, Jonathan Black, Sacha Turner, Kevin Hall and Candice Little Wickersham.

8:18 p.m.: The second half of the Red Group of Georgia's Outstanding Teen compete in talent.

They are Acworth's Outstanding Teen Amelia Hunt, 17, doing a ballet en pointe to "Don Quixote"; Music City's Outstanding Teen Katherine McCauley, 17, singing "Poor Wand'ring One"; Columbus State University's Outstanding Teen Sydnie Cheplick, 16, dancing to "So Much Better"; Georgia Cotton's Outstanding Teen Lindsay Dobbs, 15, singing "I've Got the World on a String": Heart of Lakes' Outstanding Teen Caitlyn Molnar, 16, singing "On My Own," and Troup County's Outstanding Teen Meagan Sharp, 17, singing "Ave Maria."

8:15 p.m.: The Blue Group of Georgia's Outstanding Teen compete in in fitness. They are wearing form-fitting T-shirts, shorts and athletic shoes.

They are Columbus' Outstanding Teen Julia Martin, 15; Cherokee Rose's Outstanding Teen Brooke Doss, 16; West Georgia's Outstanding Teen Lindsay Orr, 16; Spirit of Georgia's Outstanding Teen Presley Davis, 17; Wayne County's Outstanding Teen McKenzie Boatright, 15; Savannah River's Outstanding Teen Kendyl Pennington, 16; Atlanta's Outstanding Teen Rachel Grimsley, 15; Paulding County's Outstanding Teen Brooke Dorris, 14; Northeast Georgia's Outstanding Teen Alex Coffee, 15; Southeast Georgia's Outstanding Teen Jaicee Brewton, 17; Cobb County's Outstanding Teen Tara Lynn Steele, 17, and University of Georgia's Outstanding Teen Victoria Hensley, 16.

Co-host Michael Ruddell announces that WRBL-TV 3 is doing a live feed on its website.

7:59 p.m.: Half of the Red Group of Georgia's Outstanding Teen begins the talent competition.

They are Southwest Georgia's Outstanding Teen Shana Oxford, 17, tap dancing to "My Strongest Suit"; Warner Robins' Outstanding Teen Taylor Peterson, 14, plays a medley of songs from "The Phantom of the Opera" on piano; North Georgia Lakes' Outstanding Teen Courtney Grop, 14, sings "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"; Coastal Empire's Outstanding Teen Taylor Blanton, 16, tap dances to a medley of Michael Jackson songs; Rome's Outstanding Teen Katie Grego, 16, playing "A Beautiful Storm" on the piano and Golden Isles' Outstanding Teen Juliette Jackson, 17, doing a lyrical dance to "Legacy."

7:57 p.m.: Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2009 Brianna Godshalk comes to talk to the co-hosts about her year.

7:49 p.m.: Miss Georgia 2009 Emily Cook and the hip hop group UNEEK-EFX sing and dance to Lady GaGa's "Telephone."

The Alpha Group compete in swimsuit. They are Miss Capital City Jamie Kelton, 22; Miss Columbus State University April Hollingsworth, 21; Miss North Georgia Lakes Rachel Jones, 22; Miss Historic Southern Plains Whitney Cothran, 24; Miss Southern Rivers Leslie Farman, 23; Miss Warner Robins Tara Scroggins, 20; Miss Shorter University Hannah Freeman, 21; Miss Elberton Fair Amanda Erwin, 23; Miss Heart of Lakes Whitley Cooper, 21; Miss Southern Heartland Christina McCauley, 21; Miss Cumming Fair Alexis Caldwell, 18; Miss Thomasville Hannah Barfield, 21, and Miss Savannah River Abby Killough, 19.

7:44 p.m.: The co-hosts, Miss Georgia 1998 April Brinson Slaughenhoup and Michael Ruddell, are on the stage. They're bantering while the stage is reconfigured behind the closed curtain.

7:41 p.m.: Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2009 Brianna Godshalk goes on stage to announce this year's contestants are on the stage. The contestants introduce themselves. They, too, are wearing outfits of their choosing.

7:36 p.m.: The curtain opens. The voice over introduce Miss Georgia 2009 Emily Cook, co-hosts Miss Georgia 1998 April Brinson Slaughenhoup and Michael Ruddell, a corporate event producer. The contestants are on stage in outfits that they've chosen. Also on stage is hip hop dance group UNEEK-EFX.

The 40 2010 contestants introduce themselves, starting with Miss Atlanta.

7:30 p.m.: The 2010 Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant's second night of preliminary competition begins on time.

Miss Georgia 1998 April Brinson Slaughenhoup sings the National Anthem.

It's two minutes to show and most of the spectators have filed into the Bill Heard Theatre in RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.

DJ LuCa is spinning tunes. People are waving fans and placards with their contestants' photos on them as well as the LED light chasers.

The production crew is waiting for the judges to take their seats.

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