Erin Brady crowned by Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether during the Miss USA pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada June 16, 2013.
Erin Brady crowned by Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether during the Miss USA 2013 pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada June 16, 2013.Reuters

The 63rd annual Miss USA pageant will be held on 8 June at the Baton Rouge River Center in Louisiana.

Where to Watch Live

The event will be aired live on NBC at 8pm ET (9 June, 1am BST). Live updates are available on the contest's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

The show will be hosted by E! presenter Giuliana Rancic and MSNBC's Thomas Roberts. Style expert Jeannie Mai will provide behind-the-scenes commentary.

The evening's entertainment includes musical performances by country music hit-makers Florida-Georgia Line, rapper Nelly and Louisiana native Marc Broussard, whose set will include an appearance by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

The panel of judges for the competition consists of Karl Malone (former power forward for the Utah Jazz), Barbara Palacios (Miss Universe 1986 and Telemundo reality show star), Allie LaForce (host and reporter for CBS Sports, Miss Teen USA 2005), Lance Bass (member of the pop group *NSYNC, host of SiriusXM's Dirty Pop with Lance Bass), Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills, 90210 actor, most recently appeared in the movie, Sharknado), Melissa Peterman (comedienne and television actress of Baby Daddy and Bet on Your Baby television shows), Randy Couture (wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter, actor in The Expendables), actress Rumer Willis and Dolvett Quince (fitness expert, star of the NBC hit show The Biggest Loser).

The 51 contestants from the 50 states and the District of Columbia will be judged in three categories - swimsuit, evening gown and interview - as they compete for the coveted title of Miss USA 2014.

Erin Brady, Miss USA 2013 will crown her successor at the conclusion of the three-hour telecast. The winner will represent the United States at Miss Universe 2014.