Before the show, Mark tried on the tiara and sash, joking to last year's winner, “This is how it's gonna go down tonight, @missnc2011 bring an elastic cos the bobby pins won't work with my shaved head."
After performing, he retweeted messages from fans who enjoyed the show:
• "Watching @MarkBallas slay this guitar! Needless to say ill be buying the CD! #MissNC"
• "@MarkBallas is tearing it up on the Miss NC stage right now. You go boy."
• "Wow. @markballas can sing and play a mean guitar! #missnc"
• "I love @MarkBallas playing guitar and singing...but the beatboxing is my favorite!" 😊