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Hawaii catches Bieber fever

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By Duane Shimogawa - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - For young girls all across Hawaii, it's a dream come true.

Justin Bieber, the biggest pop idol in all of America right now, is planning to perform here in the islands later this year.

His fans were overcome with "Bieber Fever," once they heard that big announcement.

Bieber has performed all over the world since he was discovered in a YouTube video three years ago.

His latest album, "My World 2.0" debuted at number one and was certified platinum in less than two months of release in America. It has produced the worldwide hit, "Baby."

Some kids in Kalihi learned from Hawaii News Now about Bieber's plans to come to the islands.

It set off a mini-frenzy on the grounds of Bishop Museum.

"I would scream, it would be so awesome," Bieber fan Tianna Hall said. "I'm going to tell my mom to get tickets because my birthday's in October."

Parents are now on a "One Time" hunt for tickets for their "Favorite Girl."

"I think it's going to be exciting for all the kids, because I don't know one kid whose not crazy about him," Parent Valerie Smith said.

School is out, but these girls are still doing their homework, at least on Bieber.

"From magazines, I hear he likes candy and he's really cool, he likes purple," Hall said. "His music is awesome and he's hot."

But not everyone has "Bieber Fever."

"I don't like him 'cuz, he sings like one girl," Kalihi resident Kevin Espirito said.

Whether the 16-year-old singing sensation makes "U-Smile" or not, it'll be a hard ticket to snag come later this week.

"It's the kind of sacrifice a parent makes for a kid, that's the thing though, it's special, it doesn't happen here often, especially things for kids," Smith said.

Pre-sale packages go on sale Thursday between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Regular ticket sales will begin on Friday at 9:00 a.m.

One dollar of each ticket will be donated to Pencils of Promise, a charity that works to build schools and increase educational opportunities in the developing world.

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