Here are the results from the 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival Hula Competition:
A 22-year-old college student from Oahu is Miss Aloha Hula 2014.
Results of Merrie Monarch Festival Miss Aloha Hula competition Thursday evening at Edith Kanaka‘ole Multipurpose Stadium:
Photos by HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald
After last year’s blowout for the Merrie Monarch Festival’s 50th anniversary, organizers of this year’s parade say they’ll be scaling back to a more manageable size.
The eyes of the hula world and the lenses of television cameras will focus upon the three nights of Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition, but for sheer entertainment value, Wednesday night’s Ho‘ike is a show not to be missed.
Miss Aloha Hula 2014 Entries (in order of stage appearance)
Of the 13 young women vying Thursday night for the title Miss Aloha Hula, one has the opportunity to become the first, and only, third-generation winner of hula’s premier solo wahine honor.
Three halau will represent Hawaii Island at the 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival.
Hula is an art in which lineage and legacy are of paramount importance, and both Hilo halau competing in this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition have impeccable hula pedigrees.