The Miss America Organization is excited to announce Frankie Zulferino as the surprise musical guest for tonight’s Finals of the 2023 Miss America Competition.
Frankie Zulferino is a pop artist from New York who has opened up for some of the biggest names in music like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Jason Derulo and Sean Kingston to name a few. Recently, he was selected as TikToks #1 TikTok emerging artist on their curated editorial playlist. He has accumulated millions of views on multiple of his viral TikTok videos and over 11 million likes on the platform. Last year, his single “Hit That” in collaboration with R&B/Rap artist Melii hit number 3 on Apple Music charts and garnered 600k views on YouTube, followed by dance single “Die For You” which charted number 2 on Apple Music’s US Dance and number 10 on UK Dance charts. His EP released earlier this year “Growing Pains” charted number 2 US Pop.
Music has always been written in the stars for Frankie. Once a former member of the boy band, WOW, under the moniker, Frankie Presley, Zulferino eventually made the decision to pursue a solo career and around the age of 21, wrote his first song, “I Found You.” In 2012, Frankie’s solo career started to make some noise after joining the CW show The Next as a contestant and was mentored by Joe Jonas. He has toured across the United States, China, Canada, Europe with multi-platinum artists and performed in Times Square and New York Fashion Week and has garnered the support from top publications. His work has been recognized and shared by icons like Janet Jackson, Ne-Yo and Paula Abdul.