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MIX 96.9 Presents KIDDIEOKEE 2012

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    See all of the pics from the Finals of MIX 96.9's KIDDIEOKEE Contest at Desert Ridge Marketplace right here!
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    Five Finalists from each of three age groups: 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12, took the stage (and brought all of their fans) for the chance to win $1,000 from Desert Ridge Marketplace and a family trip to LEGOLAND California. (That big kid on the left is "AJ" from the MIX Morning Show. He did NOT sing. We are all relieved.)
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    The kids competed in a karaoke-style singing contest in which the contestant with the highest score in each age group won.
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    Representatives from The Young Agency helped make up the 5-person judging panel. The Young Agency specializes in models, actors, celebrities, and more.
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    The 4 - 6 year old KIDDIEOKEE Finalists went first.
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    Our first contestant was Alyssa B.
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    She sang "L.O.V.E." (originally done by Nat King Cole).
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    Her "KIDDIEOKEE" version was pretty exceptional! (Nat King Cole ain't got nothing on Alyssa B.)!
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    Check out Alyssa’s performance! Click HERE!
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    The judges liked it too, awarding scores of 6, 6, 5, a perfect 10, and 7!
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    Robert M. was our next performer.
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    He went "patriotic" with his rendition of "Proud To Be An American."
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    We were proud to have Robert M. in our Finals.
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    Check out Robert’s performance! Click HERE!
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    Ava A. went next.
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    Girlfriend went off the hook with her version of Ke$ha's "Tick Tock."
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    Check out Ava’s performance! Click HERE!
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    The judges liked it too, awarding her scores of 4.5, 7, 7, 5.5, and 6.5.
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    Our next contestant was Kayvon B.
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    He did his version of "Someone Like You" acapella style!
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    No music needed here!
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    Check out Kayvon’s performance! Click HERE!
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    Our final contestant in the 4 - 6 Age Group was Ella R.
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    She sang her version of Bruno Mars' "Billionaire."
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    She wants to be a billionaire "so freakin' bad."
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    Check out Ella’s performance! Click HERE!
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    Our 4 - 6 Age Group Contestants (from left): Kayvon B. (5th place); Robert M. (4th place); Ava A. (3rd place); Ella R. (1st place); Alyssa B. (2nd place).
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    Our 7 - 9 year old age group contest was kicked off by Carina B.
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    Carina sang her version of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep."
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    Check out Carina’s performance! Click HERE!
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    The judges liked it and awarded her scores of 7.5, 5.5, 7, 7.5, and 6.
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    Our next contestant was Lillian K.
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    Lillian, who competed in the Kiddiokee Finals last year, really stepped up her game with her version of "Take A Hint."
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    Check out Lillian’s performance! Click HERE!
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    And the scores from our judges: 8, 7, 6.5, 5.5, and 7.
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    Samantha P. went next.
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    She flexed her vocal skills with her rendition of "Part of Me."
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    Check out Samantha’s performance! Click HERE!
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    The judges were blown away, awarding almost perfect scores including a 9.5, 9, 10, 9, and 10.
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    Kiara A. had a tough act to follow.
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    She totally stepped up to the challenge with her version of "Rumor Has It."
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    Check out Kiara’s performance! Click HERE!
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    The judges liked it too with scores of 8.5, 6.5, 8.5, 7, and a perfect 10.
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    Kyra O. was our final contestant in the 7 - 9 Age Group.
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    She took it "old school" (very "old school" - all the way back to 1971) with her version of Janis Joplin's "Me and Bobby McGee."
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    She definitley scored big points for originality with the judges on this one!
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    Check out Kyra’s performance! Click HERE!
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    The judges liked it, awarding Kyra scores of 8, 7, 7, and two perfect 10's!
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    Our 7 - 9 Age Group Contestants (from left): Samantha P. (1st place); Lillian K. (4th place); Carina B. (5th place); Kiara A. (3rd place); Kyra O. (2nd place).
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    The competition got very tight with the final contestants in the 10 - 12 Age Group.
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    Our first competitor was our defending Kiddieokee champion, Tatum A.
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    Tatum sang her version of Gavin DeGraw's "Not Over You." (Love the hat!)
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    Tatum's cheering section.
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    Check out Tatum’s performance! Click HERE!
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    Next up was our 2nd place finisher from Kiddieokee 2011, Mariah L.
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    Mariah sang Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You."
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    Check out Mariah’s performance! Click HERE!
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    Her smooth vocals and ability to hit the high notes blew everyone away - including our judges who awarded her scores of 9.5, 9.5, 7, 10, and 10.
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    Katie U. performed next.
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    Katie sang Adele's "Rolling In The Deep."
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    Check out Katie’s performance! Click HERE!
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    The audience and the judges really enjoyed what they heard, awarding Katie scores of 7.5, 8, 8, 8, and 6.
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    Summer W., a newcomer to Kiddieokee, gave a strong performance with her version of "We Found Love."
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    She also gave "AJ" some attitude before the contest. (MIX gives ger a score of "10" for that).
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    Check out Summer’s performance! Click HERE!
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    Summer's scores: 8, 10, 10, 8, and 6! Nice job, Summer!
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    Our last contestant of the day was Alyssa C.
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    Alyssa also got points for originality, singing Dolly Parton's "Jolene."
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    Check out Alyssa’s performance! Click HERE!
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    Alyssa turned in a strong performance with scores of 7.5, 9, 9, 9.5, and 9.
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    Our 10 - 12 Age Group Contestants (from left): Tatum A. (4th place); Summer W. (3rd place); Mariah L. (1st place); Katie U. (5th place); Alyssa C. (2nd place).