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New Miss America to be crowned

Posted: 5:47 PM, Sep 13, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-14 00:47:29Z

The 2016 Miss America Competition airs on ABC10 Sunday @ 9 p.m.  TV LISTINGS


Here she comes, the next Miss America, and she'll even have the pageant's traditional theme song playing in the background.

Miss America 2016 will be crowned Sunday night in the pageant's nationally televised finale including the return of the pageant's theme song with the line "There she is, Miss America," and the return of one of the most famous women ever to wear the crown -- and to give it up.

Actress and singer Vanessa Williams is returning to the pageant as head judge for the first time in more than three decades since she resigned the title amid a nude photo scandal.

After 32 years...Got my judges notes and ready for tonight + giving you an added treat! Tune in @missamericaorg #missamerica

Posted by Vanessa Williams on  Sunday, September 13, 2015

The "Miss America" song, made famous by longtime pageant host Bert Parks, returns after a five-year absence due to legal wrangling over rights to its use.