News: Finalists For The 2017 Hit Like A Girl Global Contest for Female Drummers announced

The 2017 Hit Like A Girl Global Contest for Female Drummers and Percussionists has announced the names of the 23 drummers in the under and over 18 age divisions that have been selected as this year’s Finalists. Following the six-week entry period that began last February, videos from the top girls and women contestants will be judged by a panel of celebrity drummers as well as the public with over $20,000 in prizes and performance opportunities from leading drum and percussion manufacturers and organizations on the line.

During the voting period that begins on Monday, March 27 and is open through Sunday, April 9, 2017, fans will be able to vote online for exceptional drummers from all around the world in order to choose the Popular Winner of the contest. Visitors to website can sign in into their Hit Like A Girl or Facebook account and cast a vote for all their favorite finalists once per day. HLAG Champions, Runners-Up and other winners will be chosen by celebrity judges and teachers in drum set, hand drum, concert, marching, and special awards categories. Complete contest rulesas well as a list of sponsors, categories and prizes are available on the Hit Like A Girl Contest website.

The 2017 Hit Like A Girl Contest Finalists include:

Ann Reich

Annapurna Tobler

Arawinda Rizky

Daga Karandys

Danika Poirier

Emily Lingle

Faith Benson

Georgia Atkinson

Gina Eterovich

Jacky Sponheimer

Jadli Verilli

Jaleacia Harris

Kristin Logemann

Mana Fukuda

Marcela Cachotska

Mira Burgers

Molly Flores

Molly Rose

Najwa Rashika Raharema

Rizkita Milenia

Roni Kaspi

Widyatna Saraswati

Yuki Ogawa


Aisha Gaillard

Clare Martyn

Deanne Bradbury

Denise Yeow

Diana Nowak-Riffel

Elisa Montin

Eva Korse

Flora Joubert

Hannah Stallings

Jas Kayser

Jasmin Ulrich

Lacretia Bolden

Lada Obradovic

Laura Hernandes-Coral

Libby Scott

Marilisa Asci

Mili Hong

Nicole Pompei

Paige Proctor

Paola Liceaga

Radhika George

Tangela Facen

Toni McVey

The 2017 Hit Like A Girl Contest Awards Show will take place on April 18th on Drum Channel at 6:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time. Guest hosts, judges, and artists will be on hand to view the finalist videos and announce winners in drum set, hand drum, concert, marching, and special categories.