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Got what it takes to be an ‘AV Idol’?


The City of Lancaster is hosting virtual “AV Idol” auditions to find a local resident to perform the national anthem at this year’s “4th of July Extravaganza.”

All Antelope Valley residents are invited to participate by submitting a video of themselves singing the national anthem. The selected singer will have the honor of singing the national anthem at the 4th of July Extravaganza at the Antelope Valley Fair & Event Center on Monday, July 4.

“The 4th of July is without a doubt one of our signature events here in Lancaster, and I am so proud that we will be featuring a local artist singing the national anthem,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “I know that we have a lot of talent in our community, so I can’t wait to see who submits audition videos and who is ultimately selected to perform.”

Residents who are interested in auditioning may submit their performance video in one of three ways:

1. Email it to

2. Post the video to TikTok, tag the City of Lancaster, and use the hashtag #AVIdol

3. Post the video to Instagram Reels, tag the City of Lancaster, and use the hashtag #AVIdol

The City is accepting submissions until Wednesday, June 22, at 11:59 p.m.

The 4th of July Extravaganza is an annual event hosted by the city of Lancaster in partnership with the city of Palmdale and the Antelope Valley Fair & Event Center.

The event brings live entertainment, summer games and competitions, and fireworks. For more information about this event, visit