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Irish Dance Pageant Showdown

Last night, Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, was crowned the winner of the 2014 Miss America pageant. Congratulations to Nina; however, it was Miss Connecticut, Kaitlyn Tarpey, and her Irish dance performance that struck a chord with us.

Here are some Irish dance performances, including last night’s from Kaitlyn, seen in the Miss America pageant over the past couple of years. (There have actually been quite a few contestants with Irish dance as their talent but unfortunately those videos aren’t available online.)

Who did it best?

Miss Connecticut, Kaitlyn Tarpey, in the 2014 Miss America Pageant

Miss Oklahoma, Betty Thompson, in the 2012 Miss America Pageant

Miss Florida, Rachel Todd, in the 2010 Miss America Pageant



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  1. ABSOLUTELY Miss Connecticut. Ye Gods–how she traversed the floor effortlessly with her crossed feet!! The others were good but Miss Connecticut was amazing!

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