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'Antelope Valley Idol' to determine National Anthem singer for Stage 6 Start

The Antelope Valley Times

PALMDALE – The spotlight on the AV Idol stage will be even bigger than usual this year as one of the nine winners will also be selected to sing the National Anthem at the 2012 AMGEN Tour of California Palmdale stage start on May 18 at Marie Kerr Park.

The Amgen Tour of California, an eight-day cycling race that features elite professional teams and professional and Olympic athletes from around the world, is the largest cycling event in North America. It will air on the NBC Sports Channel and be watched by millions around the world.

AV Idol, now in its second year, is a singing contest that showcases local talent of all ages, and will take place at Antelope Valley Mall on four consecutive Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m., beginning April 18 and concluding May 9.

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