KAPALUA, Hawaii (KHON2) — Amateur Falsetto singers are wanted for the 19th Richard Ho’opi’i Leo Ki’eki’e Falsetto Contest.

The deadline to apply online is with your demo recording is Sept 1.

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Applications are at festivalsofaloha.com/falsetto-contest

Due to COVID restrictions, he contest will be held live-streamed from the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 6 p.m.

It will be broadcast on Facebook LIVE on facebook.com/festivalsofaloha.

The 2020 contest was cancelled due to the pandemic.

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Past winners are:
2019 – Ikaika Mendez, Ulupakakua, Maui
2018 – Kaulike Pescaia, Kihei, Maui
2017 – Kason Gomes, Wailuku, Maui
2016 – Greg Juan, Wailuku, Maui
2015 – Kamalei Kawa’a, Waiehu, Maui
2014 – Grant Kono, Honolulu, Oahu
2013 – Micah Hoapili Ku’aimoku De Aguiar, Kona, Hawai’i
2012 – Joshua No’eau Kalima, Hilo, Hawai’i
2011 – Ezra Kaui Krueger, Maui, Hawai’i
2010 – Po’okela Wood, Maui, Hawai’i
2009 – Pomaika’i Krueger, Maui, Hawai’i
2008 – Kamakani Kiaha, Moloka’i, Hawai’i
2007 – Kapono Na’ili’ili, Oahu, Hawai’i
2006 – Kalani Benanua, Lana’i, Hawai’i
2005 – Hiroshi Okada, Japan
2004 – Kai Ho’opi’i – Maui, Hawai’i
2003 – Kamaka Fernandez, Maui, Hawai’i
2002 – Ramzey Ho’opi’i, Maui, Hawai’i