Following hundreds of entries, thousands of votes and millions of views— and highly-competitive preliminary, semi-final and final rounds— Hit Like A Girl and 9Beats drum schools are pleased to announce the Champions and Winners of the Hit Like A Girl China 2020 contest for female drummers.
Champion: Yinxuan Lin (林音璇) – #146
2nd Place: Lisa (沈珈铷) – #384
3rd Place: Mini (黄瑜汐) – #275
Champion: Celina (黄歆然) – #126
2nd Place: Qingzhu Yang (杨晴竹) – #378
3rd Place: Mini (陈思睿) – #148
Champion: Yufengyi Li (李玉凤仪) – #215
2nd Place: Karen (周千越) – #343
3rd Place: Haile Bao (包海乐) – #287
Champion: Rita Li (李昕茹) – #419
2nd Place: JC (张莹) – #54
3rd Place: Maggie (孙佳蕊) = #20
The entry videos from finalists in four ages groups (<8, 8-12, 13-17 and 18+) were judged by an international panel of elite drummers and educators including Lindsay Artkop, Gorden Campbell, Emmanuelle Caplette, Dom Famularo, Bingchen Han, Thomas Lang, Rick Latham, Peiying Li, Ryan Stevenson and Wilson Zhang. The winners will receive a selection of prizes from HLAG China sponsors Queens Guard Drum Co. and Sabian.
HLAG China Champions become International Finalists. Their videos can be viewed at www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com (runners’-up and finalists’ videos can be viewed at the links above and on the 9Beats App available for iOS and Android devices).
Hit Like A Girl and 9Beats wish to thank everyone who entered and everyone who supports the female drumming community in China and around the world. HLAG International Drumset and Beatmaking Champions as well as Regional winners in Southeast Asia, France, Japan, India and Mexico will be announced on the www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com website on May 29, 2020.
Hit Like A Girl welcomes Pauline Roberts, our new Ambassador for Latin America. Pauline is based in Argentina and is a former HLAG finalist in multiple categories. She speaks English and Spanish fluently which will give Hit Like A Girl a strong voice in the rapidly growing female drumming and percussion communities in the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The 2020 Hit Like A Girl contest has announced its Weekly Winners for the week beginning March 2 and ending March 8. Congratulations to (clockwise from upper left): Chloe Landin (<13), Fanouria Arapatsani (13-17), Anna (18-39) and Juliana Novo (40+). Winners of the weekly contests will receive a prize package from HLAG 2020 sponsors and automatically qualify for the final round where they will be judged by some of the world’s top drummers. See these outstanding drummers’ entries at www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com. Hit Like A Girl’s Week 2 Winners will be announced on March 23.