The semi-finalists for
"Miss Lovely Hula Hands" and "Miss Keiki Hula Hands"
have been selected! With more than 300 entries worldwide, Airtime
Recording Company, Inc., Katsura Productions and Scott Katsura
has selected the following contestants based on Hula Dancing Ability;
Personal Choreography for the "Flower
Written essay "I love dancing the hula because...";
Presentation; Costume; Creative Originality; and Motivational
The top winners (to be announced on Tuesday, May 31st, 2005) will
capture the crown in two separate categories - "MISS LOVELY
HULA HANDS 2005" (with special awards for second and third
place) and "MISS KEIKI HULA HANDS 2005" (also with special
awards for second and third place). The two grand prize winners
will be featured in Scott's forthcoming "Flower Lei"
music video (hula edition), appear in various live concerts, in
addition to being awarded with a trophy and many prizes! All semi-finalists
will be awarded with "Miss Hula Hands" certificates
and gift baskets.
As the theme of Scott's current CD-album is simply titled "Aloha
Miles Away", contestants' eligibility for entry was strictly
granted from anywhere outside of the State of Hawai'i for the
sole purpose of acknowledging all "foreigners" who are
perpetuating the "Spirit of Aloha" while expressing
it through the beauty and dance of Hula. All winners will be first
announced on the Aloha
Radio Network as broadcast by the world famous radio personality
Aloha Joe. ARN maintains the largest radio audience in the world
of Hawaiian music.
to EVERYONE who entered this contest, as well, to ALL the amazing
semi-finalists who may soon become our next "Miss Lovely
Hula Hands 2005" and "Miss Keiki Hula Hands 2005".
Best wishes and MAHALO NUI LOA for your hard work, dedication
and passion for dancing the beautiful HULA!
LOVELY HULA HANDS
2005 Semi-Finalists (Age 18 and over)
<excerpts from written essays>
HARUYO CARROLL - Tokyo, Japan
"Hula is beautiful and it is my life."
ANTONIA DAVIS - Sunnyvalle, California
"Without hula in my life, I don't think that I would have
made it this far in life."
KAU'I KAHAKU - Sunnyvalle, California
"I feel so passionately about the hula, and truly believe
that it is a way of living ones life."
FRANCES CLAIRE PRICE - Ferndale, Michigan
"I love dancing the hula because it is such a beautiful way
to express my Aloha Spirit - the essence of my being."
WAIANUHEA LOURDES RODRIGUEZ - Mexico
"I think the hula gives us the opportunity to express our
hidden feelings about the life, the nature and the love."
DR. MICHELLE MALIE TAYLOR - Twinsburg,
"Hula makes me a better person; it brings me closer to God,
and has allowed me to share myself with other people."
2004 Airtime Recording Company