September 25, 2022


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Ready for the Merrie Monarch Festival? Here’s how to watch on air or online

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Get all set for the biggest hula opposition on Earth!

The 2022 Merrie Monarch Competition formally kicks off Wednesday at Hilo’s Edith Kanakaole Stadium with Hoike and members of the community were ready to rating tickets on a very first arrive, first served foundation.

The 1st day of levels of competition is Thursday and the general winner will be introduced Saturday.

Competitors schedule for the 59th once-a-year Merrie Monarch Competition:

THURSDAY: Pass up Aloha Hula
  • The broadcast begins at 6 p.m.
  • Ten wahine soloist contestants will contend in both kahiko and ‘auana classes.
  • The dancers will be judged based mostly on their oli and use of Hawaiian language, specialized execution of their overall performance, and overall grace.
FRIDAY: Hula Kahiko
  • Protection of the Merrie Monarch starts at 6 p.m., when the Royal Courtroom enters the stadium.
  • Friday night marks the start off of the team competitions, with 24 halau getting the stage.
  • Kane and wahine will start out Friday with kahiko, or the historic design of hula.
  • Kahiko demands toughness and dancers’ bodies are often pushed to the restrict.
SATURDAY: Hula ‘Auana
  • Tune in at 6 p.m. to look at the closing evening of competitors, hula ‘auana.
  • The groups return with their ideal modern-day hula performances.
  • Immediately after all 24 halau perform, the winners will be announced late Saturday.

Prepared to observe? Here’s how:

On Cable Television:

All a few nights of the 2022 Merrie Monarch Competition will be televised on K5, the broadcast property of the festival. You can discover K5 on channel 6 if you are a Spectrum, Hawaiian Tel or DirecTV client.

Watch on channel 8 if you are a Dish Network subscriber.

Protection of the Merrie Monarch Competition commences at 6 p.m. each and every night.

On the Hawaii News Now Web site:

Every minute of the 2022 Merrie Monarch Competition will stream free of charge of cost on the Hawaii Information Now internet site at

On all 3 nights of levels of competition, you are going to be ready to obtain a livestream movie participant at the best of the Merrie Monarch Competition portion of our site that will have our protection.

The pageant will not be accessible to look at on-demand from customers following it has aired.

On the Hawaii Information Now Cellular Application:

You can also stream the 2022 Merrie Monarch Pageant right to your mobile cell phone, no make a difference where you are, by using the HNN cellular application.

You can obtain additional information and facts on how to down load the Hawaii News Now cellular application by clicking below. Once you’ve downloaded the application, click on the icon that says Merrie Monarch Competition and you’ll be taken directly to the web page wherever you can observe the festival livestream nightly.

On Our Roku, Apple Television or Amazon Fire Television set App:

If you really don’t subscribe to cable but nonetheless want to check out the 2022 Merrie Monarch Pageant on your television, down load the Hawaii Information Now app for Roku, Apple Tv or Amazon Fireplace Television set devices.

With our streaming application, you can observe free protection of the 2021 Merrie Monarch Competition just about every night of the competitiveness, starting up with the Pass up Aloha Hula levels of competition on Thursday.

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