Among them: Kili Lai of Halau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniakea.
This is her second time running for Miss Aloha Hula. She competed for the first time in 2014 for Keolalaulani Halau 'Olapa O Laka, under the direction of her late grandmother and the first Miss Hula of the Merrie Monarch Festival, Aloha Dalire.
She now dances for her mother, Kumu hula Kapua Dalire-Moe, a Miss Aloha Hula herself -- along with her aunts, Kaui Dalire and Keola Dalire.
The competition kicks off at 6 p.m. on KFVE and HNN's coverage continues Friday morning on Sunrise.