UPDATE: The finale and the new Miss Georgia is crowned

sokamoto@ledger-enquirer.comJune 19, 2010 

10:31 p.m.: The finale begins with DJ LuCa singing and hip hop group UNEEK-EFX dancing, as all of the contestants come to the stage.

Miss Southern Heartland Christiana McCauley, 21, is crowned Miss Georgia 2010. She wins a $15,000 scholarship.

Fourth runner-up: Miss Cherokee Rose Michaela Lackey, 20, who wins a $2,500 scholarship.

Third runner-up: Miss Cobb County Casey Walker, 21, who wins a $3,500 scholarship.

Second runner-up: Miss Atlanta Laura Stone, 23, who wins a $5,000 scholarship.

First runner-up: Miss Capital City Jamie Kelton, 22, who wins a $7,500 scholarship.

Here's a recap of the evening:

10:30 p.m.: Miss Georgia 2009 takes her final walk.

10:11 p.m.: Tammy Terry, a WRBL-TV 3 anchor, talks to the Top Five finalists, in their final interview segment.

10:06 p.m.: The Top Five finalists are named.

They are Miss Atlanta Laura Stone, 23; Miss Cherokee Rose Michaela Lackey, 20; Miss Southern Heartland, Christiana McCauley, 21; Miss Capital City Jamie Kelton, 22, and Miss Cobb County Casey Walker, 21.

10:01 p.m.: Miss Georgia 2009 Emily Cook makes her farewell appearance singing a song from "Legally Blonde," as a photo montage is shown.

9:59 p.m.: Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2009 Brianna Godshalk makes her farewell speech and crowns the 2010 Georgia's Outstanding Teen.

The fourth runner-up is Cobb County's Outstanding Teen Tara Lynn Steele, 17, who wins a $250 scholarship. The third runner-up is Troup County's Outstanding Teen Meagan Sharp, 17, who wins a $350 scholarship. The second runner-up is Columbus' Outstanding Teen Julia Martin, who wins a $500 scholarship. The first runner-up is Southern Heartland's Outstanding Teen Maggie Bridges, 17, who wins a $750 scholarship.

Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2010 is Capital City's Outstanding Teen Camille Sims, 17, who wins a $1,500 scholarship.

Columbus Julia Martin, 15; Miss Fulton County MaRah Williams, 16; Miss Cobb County Tara Lynn Steele, 17; Miss Troup County Meagan Sharp, 17; Miss Rome Katie Grego, 16; Miss Southern Heartland Maggie Bridges, 17; Miss Capital City Camille Sims, 17; Miss Acworth Amelia Hunt, 14; Miss Forsyth/Lake Lanier Julia West, 15, and Miss Southeast Georgia Jaicee Brewton, 17. 9:31 p.m.: The talent competition begins for the Top 10.

Miss Atlanta Laura Stone, 23, plays "Toccata" on the piano; Miss Cherokee Rose Michaela Lackey, 20, does a classical ballet en pointe to "Tournament Galop"; Miss University of Georgia Laura McLeod, 21, sings "Your Song"; Miss Gwinnett County Kristen Springer, 21, does a ballet en pointe to "O Fortuna" from "Carmina Burana"; Miss Southern Heartland, Christiana McCauley, 21, sings "This Is My Beloved"; Miss Capital City Jamie Kelton, 22, sings "Cry Me a River"; Miss Golden Isles Carly Floyd, 21, clogs to Michael Jackson's "Bad"; Miss Rome Briana Jewett, 21, dances en pointe to "Fuego"; Miss Cobb County Casey Walker, 21, tap dances to "I Got Rhythm," and Miss Columbus Lauren Edmunds, 21, does a jazz dance to "Feelin' Good".

9:18 p.m.: Co-host Michael Ruddell sings just before and after the Top 10 semi-finalists compete in evening wear. DJ LuCa plays piano and sings back-up.

Miss Atlanta Laura Stone, 23, in a black-and-silver gown; Miss Cherokee Rose Michaela Lackey, 20, in a teal gown; Miss University of Georgia Laura McLeod, 21, in a royal blue halter gown; Miss Gwinnett County Kristen Springer, 21, in a mustard-colored gown; Miss Southern Heartland, Christiana McCauley, 21, in a fully sequined white gown; Miss Capital City Jamie Kelton, 22, in a black-and-silver sequinned gown; Miss Golden Isles Carly Floyd, 21, in a purple gown with a train; Miss Rome Briana Jewett, 21, in a fully sequined light green gown; Miss Cobb County Casey Walker, 21, in a plain black gown, and Miss Columbus Lauren Edmunds, 21, in a strapless blue gown with a thigh-high slit.

9:03 p.m.: Intermission is over; people are slowly coming back into the auditorium.

The Princesses are on stage, all wearing white.

8:56 p.m.: Time to stretch; it's intermission.

8:45 p.m.: Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2009 Brianna Godshalk plays the piano while the semi-finalists get ready for the on-stage interview and evening wear competitions.

They are Miss Columbus Julia Martin, 15; Miss Fulton County MaRah Williams, 16; Miss Cobb County Tara Lynn Steele, 17; Miss Troup County Meagan Sharp, 17; Miss Rome Katie Grego, 16; Miss Southern Heartland Maggie Bridges, 17; Miss Capital City Camille Sims, 17; Miss Acworth Amelia Hunt, 14; Miss Forsyth/Lake Lanier Julia West, 15, and Miss Southeast Georgia Jaicee Brewton, 17.

8:41 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.

8:36 p.m.: Georgia's Outstanding Teen semi-finalists compete in fitness. They are wearing form-fitting tops, shorts and athletic shoes.

They are Miss Columbus Julia Martin, 15; Miss Fulton County MaRah Williams, 16; Miss Cobb County Tara Lynn Steele, 17; Miss Troup County Meagan Sharp, 17; Miss Rome Katie Grego, 16; Miss Southern Heartland Maggie Bridges, 17; Miss Capital City Camille Sims, 17; Miss Acworth Amelia Hunt, 14; Miss Forsyth/Lake Lanier Julia West, 15, and Miss Southeast Georgia Jaicee Brewton, 17.

8:35 p.m.: There really is a Miss Congeniality Award. No, Sandra Bullock didn't make an appearance, but Miss Cherokee Rose Michaela Lackey, 20, took the prize.

8:11 p.m.: Miss Columbus Julia Martin, 15, plays "Sonata in E-Minor, Opus 38, No. 1" on the cello; Miss Fulton County MaRah Williams, 16, sings "The Circle of Life"; Miss Cobb County Tara Lynn Steele, 17, did a jazz dance to "Right Now"; Miss Troup County Meagan Sharp, 17, sings "Ave Maria"; Miss Rome Katie Grego, 16, plays "A Beautiful Storm" on the piano; Miss Southern Heartland Maggie Bridges, 17, sings "Somewhere"; Miss Capital City Camille Sims, 17, sings "A Tisket, A Tasket"; Miss Acworth Amelia Hunt, 14, dances en pointe to "Don Quixote"; Miss Forsyth/Lake Lanier Julia West, 15, "I Will Always Love You," and Miss Southeast Georgia Jaicee Brewton, 17, tap dances to "Hit Me Up."

8:07 p.m.: Georgia's Outstanding Teen Brianna Godshalk talks to co-hosts April Brinson Slaughenhoup and Michael Ruddell about her reign.

8:8:02 p.m.: The Miss Georgia Top 10 semi-finalists compete in swimsuit.

They are Miss Atlanta Laura Stone, 23; Miss Cherokee Rose Michaela Lackey, 20; Miss University of Georgia Laura McLeod, 21; Miss Gwinnett County Kristen Springer, 21; Miss Southern Heartland, Christiana McCauley, 21; Miss Capital City Jamie Kelton, 22; Miss Golden Isles Carly Floyd, 21; Miss Rome Briana Jewett, 21; Miss Cobb County Casey Walker, 21, and Miss Columbus Lauren Edmunds, 21.

8:01 p.m.: For the past three nights, Miss Georgia 2009 Emily Cook and the hip hop group UNEEK-EFX danced and sang to Lady Gaga's "Telephone." Tonight, they were joined by Beyonce, who is also known as Miss Georgia 2008 Chasity Hardman.

7:44 p.m.: The Top 10 contestants are revealed.

The Miss Georgia Top 10 semi-finalists are Miss Atlanta Laura Stone, 23; Miss Cherokee Rose Michaela Lackey, 20; Miss University of Georgia Laura McLeod, 21; Miss Gwinnett County Kristen Springer, 21; Miss Southern Heartland, Christiana McCauley, 21; Miss Capital City Jamie Kelton, 22; Miss Golden Isles Carly Floyd, 21; Miss Rome Briana Jewett, 21; Miss Cobb County Casey Walker, 21, and Miss Columbus Lauren Edmunds, 21.

The Georgia's Outstanding Teen semi-finals are Miss Columbus Julia Martin, 15; Miss Fulton County MaRah Williams, 16; Miss Cobb County Tara Lynn Steele, 17; Miss Troup County Meagan Sharp, 17; Miss Rome Katie Grego, 16; Miss Southern Heartland Maggie Bridges, 17; Miss Capital City Camille Sims, 17; Miss Acworth Amelia Hunt, 14; Miss Forsyth/Lake Lanier Julia West, 15, and Miss Southeast Georgia Jaicee Brewton, 17.

7:40 p.m.: Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2009 Brianna Godshalk introduces the teen contestants.

7:32 p.m.: The co-hosts are introduced, the hip hop dance group UNEEK-EFX are on the stage with Miss Georgia 2009 Emily Cook and the 40 contestants.

The 7:30 p.m.: The 2010 Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant begins right on time as Miss Georgia 2008 Chasity Hardman sings the National Anthem.

It's also being broadcast on WRBL-TV 3's website.

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