Contestant: Debbye Turner
Pageant: Miss America 1990
Debbye Turner's Wikipedia page tells us that her skill with percussion is clearly demonstrated by her marimba performances. That's not a measuring mark we ever intended to use, but it seems the marimba has some popularity among contestants trying to be a little different. The decision to play "Flight of the Bumblebee" on this instrument paid off for Turner, bringing her all the way through to the top spot.