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Watch the 2021 Miss Aloha Hula performances at the Merrie Monarch Festival

Ashley Kilioulaninuiamamaohoʻopiʻiwahinekapualokeokalaniākea Lai (2021 Miss Aloha Hula Kahiko)....
Ashley Kilioulaninuiamamaohoʻopiʻiwahinekapualokeokalaniākea Lai (2021 Miss Aloha Hula Kahiko). Photographer: Cody Yamaguchi.(Cody Yamaguchi | Merrie Monarch Festival)
Published: Jul. 1, 2021 at 9:59 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Merrie Monarch Festival made its long-awaited return Thursday night, when the Miss Aloha Hula competition was broadcast around the world on K5.

In an extremely close contest, Rosemary Kaʻimilei Keamoai-Strickland of Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe, under the direction of kumu Tracie & Keawe Lopes, was crowned Miss Aloha Hula 2021. For more on the 2021 competition, click here.

Here is a short clip from each Miss Aloha Hula performance at the 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival, starting with hula kahiko:

Ashley Kilioulaninuiamamaohoʻopiʻiwahinekapualokeokalaniākea Lai
Ashley Kilioulaninuiamamaohoʻopiʻiwahinekapualokeokalaniākea Lai (2021 Miss Aloha Hula Kahiko)
Kaleikaumaka Destiny Kaimanaimoliʻi Bartolome Cruz
Kaleikaumaka Destiny Kaimanaimoliʻi Bartolome Cruz (2021 Miss Aloha Hula Kahiko)
Crishelle Kaleiohōkū Young
Crishelle Kaleiohōkū Young (2021 Miss Aloha Hula Kahiko)
Moanikeʻala Fiafia Irene Silva
Moanikeʻala Fiafia Irene Silva (2021 Miss Aloha Hula Kahiko)
Cierra Mei-Ling Hauʻolimaikalani Pagaduan Chow
Cierra Mei-Ling Hauʻolimaikalani Pagaduan Chow (2021 Miss Aloha Hula Kahiko)
Makaʻala Kahikinaokalālani Victoria Perry
Makaʻala Kahikinaokalālani Victoria Perry (2021 Miss Aloha Hula Kahiko)
Rosemary Kaʻimilei Keamoai-Strickland
Rosemary Kaʻimilei Keamoai-Strickland (2021 Miss Aloha Hula Kahiko)

And here are the performances from the hula ʻauana portion of the competition:

Ashley Kilioulaninuiamamaohoʻopiʻiwahinekapualokeokalaniākea Lai
Ashley Kilioulaninuiamamaohoʻopiʻiwahinekapualokeokalaniākea Lai (2021 Miss Aloha Hula ‘Auana)
Kaleikaumaka Destiny Kaimanaimoliʻi Bartolome Cruz
Kaleikaumaka Destiny Kaimanaimoliʻi Bartolome Cruz (2021 Miss Aloha Hula ʻAuana)
Crishelle Kaleiohōkū Young
Crishelle Kaleiohōkū Young (2021 Miss Aloha Hula ʻAuana)
Moanikeʻala Fiafia Irene Silva
Moanikeʻala Fiafia Irene Silva (2021 Miss Aloha Hula ʻAuana)
Cierra Mei-Ling Hauʻolimaikalani Pagaduan Chow
Cierra Mei-Ling Hauʻolimaikalani Pagaduan Chow (2021 Miss Aloha Hula ʻAuana)
Makaʻala Kahikinaokalālani Victoria Perry
Makaʻala Kahikinaokalālani Victoria Perry (2021 Miss Aloha Hula ʻAuana)
Rosemary Kaʻimilei Keamoai-Strickland
Rosemary Kaʻimilei Keamoai-Strickland (2021 Miss Aloha Hula ʻAuana)

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