Now in its fifth year, the annual Hit Like A Girl Contest has announced this year's 48 finalists. Started by DRUM!, Tom Tom and TRX, the contest highlights and promotes female drummers.

Read more: The Summer Set’s Jess Bowen, others to be featured in Hit Like A Girl drumming competition video

The 48 finalists were chosen by three methods: by judges, by fan votes or by sponsors' wild card votes. They will now move on to face a panel of judges, which includes The Summer Set's Jess Bowen, Kim Thompson, Emily Dolan-Davies, Emmanuelle Caplette, Karin Gandhi, Yissy Garcia, Terri Lyne Carrington, Senri Kawaguchi, Nia Lovelis, Allison Miller, Didi Negron, Venzella Joy, Alicia Warrington, Gina Schock, Mona Tavakoi, Cherisse Osei, Samantha Maloney, Kimberly Thompson, Val Sepulveda and guest judges Steve Smith, Aaron Spears and Chad Smith, along with co-spokespersons Hannah Welton and Anika Nilles. 

Catch the live Hit Like A Girl awards show here at 4:00 p.m. PDT on April 13 and check out the 48 finalists below.

Under 18

There were 23 finalists chosen in the Under 18 category including:

Anna Mariko Seymour (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/anna-mariko-seymour-2016
Becca Webster (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/becca-webster-2016
Ciara Connelly (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/ciara-connolly-2016
Devikah (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/devikah-2016
Faith Benson (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/faithndrums-2016
Gina Eterovich (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/gina-eterovich-2016
Kat (Ukraine)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/kat-2016
Keyleigh Morpeth (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/kayleigh-morpeth-2016
Leah Bluestein (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/leah-bluestein-2016
Mana Fukuda (Japan)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/mana-fukuda-2016
MariEvil (Canada)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/marievil-2016
Issey (Indonesia)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/issey-2016
Milana (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/milana-2016
Molly Flores (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/molly-flores-2016
Molly Rose (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/molly-rose-2016
Najwa Rashika (Indonesia)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/najwa-rashika-2016
Natalia (Poland)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/natalia-2016
Natalie Depergola (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/nat-depergola-2016
Nur Amira Syahira (Malaysia)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/nur-amira-syahira-2016
Pauline Roberts (Argentina)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/pauline-roberts-2016
Payton Taylor (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/payton-taylor-2016
Sophia Hanley (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/sophia-hanley-2016
Sophie Drummer (Ireland)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/entry/sophie-drummer-2016

Over 18

There were 25 finalists chosen in the Under 18 category including:

Adina Kumar (India)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/adina-kumar-2016
Angel Knotts (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/angel-knotts-2016
Bianca Richardson (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/brichdrumz-2016
Brittany Harrell (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/brittanyharrell-2016
Dee Bradbery (Australia)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/dee-bradbery-2016
Helen (Dominican Republic)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/helen-2016
Jasmine Kayser (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/jaskayser-2016
Jazmyne Evans (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/jazmyne-evans-2016
Jiaqi (China)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/jiaqi-2016
Julianna Mascia (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/julianna-mascia-2016
Kate Siefker (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/kate-siefker-2016
Kaylee Preston (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/kaylee-preston-2016
Kiana Gibson (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/kgibson-2016
Lada Obradovic (Croatia)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/lada-obradovic-2016
Laura Coral (Colombia)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/laura-coral-2016
Megan Luce (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/megan-luce-2016
Misaki Nakamichi (Japan)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/misaki-nakamichi-2016
Paulina Vera (Chile)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/paulina-vera-2016
Rhythmiss (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/rhythmiss-2016
Rikki Woods (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/rikki-woods-2016
Theresa Stark (Germany)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/theresa-stark-2016
Vicky Reader (UK)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/vicky-reader-2016
Victoria Seagriff (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/victoria-seagriff-2016
Whitney Sellers (US)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/whitney-sellers-2016
Ylva B (Norway)
http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/18-plus/entry/ylva-2016