At this point it would be easier to report on who is still expected to appear at next week’s Miss USA pageant, because the cancellations keep pouring in.
TMZ reports that rapper Flo Rida, who was scheduled to perform at the July 12 pageant, has bailed, though it’s unclear why.
Others who have walked away from the show have done so to protest pageant co-owner Donald Trump’s remarks about Mexicans earlier this month.
Singer Natalie La Rose also announced on Wednesday that she would not perform, leaving no entertainment for the show, as far as we can tell.
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Here’s our latest tally on who has fled the show:
▪ NBC and Univision backed out of deals to broadcast the event;
▪ Hosts Cheryl Burke and Thomas Roberts both stepped away;
▪ Actors Roselyn Sanchez and Cristian de la Fuente refused to host the Spanish-language simulcast;
▪ Colombian singer J Balvin was one of the first to quit the show.
Current plans call for the show to be live-streamed on the Internet, though pageant officials and fans hope that NBC will reconsider its decision and broadcast the show as originally planned.