"With so many great players to choose from, picking the top three drummers was nearly impossible; let alone choosing the top one. This year all the women and girls who participated really raised the bar. However, we felt that D’Arcus’ incredible drumming skills, musicianship, passion and dedication made her the best of the best."
Grand prize winner D’Arcus Curry
Named Hit Like A Girl 2012's Grand Prize winner, D’Arcus "dbaby" Curry from the USA, will receive a complete drumset package featuring Crush drums, TRX cymbals, Vater drumsticks, Evans drumheads, SKB cases and an assortment of releases from Alfred Music valued at more than $6,000.
Watch 23 years old De’Arcus Curry's video submission:
Second: Angieszka Matusczak
Angieszka "AgaDrummer" Matusczak from Poland was selected as the second place winner and will receive prizes from TRX, Vater, Evans, SKB and Alfred worth $2,500.
Watch 24 years old Agnieszka Matuszczak's video submission:
Third: Karmi Santiago
Third place winner, Karmi Santiago from the Philippines, will receive $1,500 worth of drumming gear from TRX, Vater, Evans, SKB and Alfred, as well.
Watch 25 years old Karmi Santiago's video submission:
These three women eventually beat the other talented Hit Like A Girl 2012 finalists: Lindsey Ward, Nikke Blout, Illari Arbe, Arianna Fanning, Janitra Priyanka, Monica Del Valle, Lauryl Brisson, Taryn Lee Young, Mandy Tieman, Jess DeVries, Adrian Johanssen and Drashti Thakkar.
About Hit Like A Girl
In its inaugural year, Hit Like A Girl 2012 received hundreds of video entries from female drummers as young as 8 and as old as 55 based in 30 countries around the world.
Online the program generated more than 300,000 votes, millions of page views and as many as 12,000 visitors to its website per day.
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