KAPALUA, Hawaii (KHON2) — The winner of the 19th annual Richard Ho’opi’i Leo Kiʻekiʻe Falsetto Contest is Kamaehu Kawa’a.
The contest was live streamed on Maui at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on Saturday, Sept. 18.
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Kawa’a’s song was titled Pulelehua which means butterfly.
It’s a song he wrote himself where he compares his wife Madi to a butterfly.
Kawa’a also earned the Hawaiian Language Award and the Sheldon Keahiawakea Brown Music Award.
He is a member of the group Na Wai Eha. Contest organizers say as long as you don’t have a solo album you can enter the contest.
The second place winner is Micah Manzano from Maui, and the third place winner is Kaliko Pascua from Kauai.
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Five people entered the contest.