Two winners have been named from the second night of preliminary competition at the Miss Missouri pageant in Mexico.
Sydney Friar, Miss Springfield, won the talent competition performing a vocal presentation "Hit Me with Your Best Shot."
Paige Sommerer, Miss Columbia, won the rookie talent award for a first-year contestant. She sang "I Could Have Danced All Night."
Winners from the first round of the preliminary talent competition included Miss Jackson Mary Bauer the rookie award winner for singing "Loving Angels," and Miss Metro St. Louis Kari Gai, who wowed judges with her tap dance routine to the 1930s swing hit "This Joint Is Jumping."
Today, contestants will participate in the swimsuit competition.
The Miss Missouri Scholarship Pageant concludes Saturday, with the announcement of the Miss Missouri 2009, when Lacey Fitzgerald (Miss Gateway to the West) will hand off the crown.
Lindsay Casmear, Miss Missouri 2005, is emcee of the event.
Photo (from left) Sommerer and Friar.