Christina Aguilera, Lou Bega To Perform At Miss USA Pageant

Christina Aguilera and Lou Bega have been announced as the music performers for the 49th Annual Miss USA Pageant being held at the Grand Palace in Branson, Missouri.

Aguilera's appearance at the contest will come on the heels of her opening stint on TLC's tour as well as her scheduled participation for the halftime festivities for Super Bowl XXXIV at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

As for Lou Bega, he plans take a night off from his supporting role on Cher's winter tour to head to Branson for the Miss USA Pageant, and he'll return in time for her concert the next night in San Jose, California. Bega has just issued "Tricky, Tricky" as the follow-up single to his international smash hit, "Mambo No. 5."

MTV's own Carson Daly will emcee the 49th Annual Miss USA pageant, which will be broadcast live on CBS on February 4.

-- David Basham

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