And the winners of AV Idol 2012 are…

2012 AV Idol Winners. Front row: 3rd Place Kid Winner Sarah Zhang, 2nd Place Kid Winner Miwa Tucker, 1st Place Kid Winner and AMGEN National Anthem Singer Kotomi Tucker, 3rd Place Kid Winner Ethan Morris. Back row, from left: Mayor James Ledford, 1st Place Teen Winner Miranda Hickman, 1st Place Adult Winner Carlos Guzman, 2nd Place Adult Winner Rick Cull, 2nd Place Teen Winner Kasey Iaeger and 3rd Place Adult Winner Brittany Humphries.

PALMDALE – Congratulations to all of the talented winners of last night’s AV Idol 2012 Finale! Here is a breakdown of the winners:


  • 1st Place: Kotomi Tucker – age 8
    Song for finals: “Hurt” by Christina Aguilera
    *Selected to sing the National Anthem at AMGEN Tour of California on May 18th
  • 2nd Place: Miwa Tucker – age 11
    Song for finals: “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele
  • 3rd Place: Ethan Morris – age 8
    Song for finals: “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5


  • 1st Place: Miranda Hickman – age 16
    Song for finals: “Into the West” from Lord of the Rings
  • 2nd Place: Kasey Iaeger – age 16
    Song for finals: “Cowboy Casanova” by Carrie Underwood
  • 3rd Place: Sarah Zhang – age 13
    Song for finals: “O Mio Babbino Caro” from the opera Gianni Schicchi


  • 1st Place: Carlos Guzman – age 21
    Song for finals: “Feelin’ Good” by Michael Bublé
  • 2nd Place: Rick Cull
    Song for finals: “Unusual Way” from the musical Nine
  • 3rd Place: Brittany Humphries – age 29
    Song for finals: “Something to Talk About” by Bonnie Rait

Other AV Idol 2012 Facts:

  • Emcee: Tricia Granger
  • Judges: Ingrid Chapman, Chapman Communications; Nelson Rasse, High Desert Broadcasting; Donna Sweikow, CopperHill Band; Theresa Yvonne, Lancaster Performing Arts Center.
  • AMGEN Judges: Stella Knight and John Mlynar, City of Palmdale
  • Award Presenter: Mayor Jim Ledford
  • Photographer: Ray Santana, Images by Santana

The AV Idol 2012 Finale took place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 9 at the Center Court at Antelope Valley Mall.

(Information via Chapman Communications.)