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3rd night of Miss America preliminaries set for Frida

CORRECTS NAME TO MARGANA, NOT MORGANA – Miss Texas Margana Wood, left, and Miss Utah JessiKate Riley, right, meet the media after winning the first night of preliminary competition in the Miss America competition on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Atlantic City N.J. Wood won the swimsuit competition, while Riley won the talent portion playing a 115-year-old violin from Austria. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The third night of the Miss America competition gets underway Friday as contestants have one last chance to impress the judges and score points before Sunday’s nationally televised finale.

Miss Texas Margana Wood won the swimsuit competition Wednesday, and Miss Utah JessiKate Riley won the talent portion with a classical violin performance on a 115-year-old instrument she has named “Sam.”

On Thursday, Miss Louisiana Laryssa Bonacquisti won the swimsuit competition, while Miss Minnesota Brianna Drevlow won the talent portion, playing “Rhapsody In Blue” on the piano.

On Saturday, contestants will show off their state-specific footwear in the annual “Show Us Your Shoes” parade on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

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