42nd Annual Merrie Monarch Festival
Hula Competition
Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium
March 31-April 2, 2005
Hilo, Hawaii
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2005 Hula Competition Home

2005 Miss Aloha Hula Maile Francisco
Image Credit:
Dennis Oda, Star-Bulletin

2005 Merrie Monarch Festival logo on tote bag
Image Credit:
MerrieMonarchFestival.org

Congratulations to 2005 Miss Aloha Hula Maile Emily Kau'ilaniona'opuaehi'ipoiokeanuenueokeola Francisco of Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu and Overall Winner Halau Na Kamalei (Kane)!

Related news stories on the 2005 Merrie Monarch Festival

  • December 17, 2004
    Hawaiian Idol: Maile Francisco follows in her friends', and former Miss Aloha Hulas', steps (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • March 10, 2005
    Hula troupe stages Merrie Monarch preview: Halau Mohala Ilima will polish its performance at the Hawaii Theatre (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • March 14, 2005
    Merrie Monarch Hula Festival Approaches (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • March 14, 2005
    The Hottest Place To Hula; Dance over to Hawaii this month for some grass roots choreography (Source: time.com)
  • March 18, 2005
    Merrie Monarch tickets on eBay? Auwe! (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • March 27, 2005
    After Deadline: Hula festival coverage begins well in advance (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • March 27, 2005
    On their Merrie way [and Miss Aloha Hula 2005 candidates] (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • March 27, 2005
    Snowbird Bento returns to Merrie Monarch (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • March 27, 2005
    Manu Boyd brings "Aloha 'Oe" to fest (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • March 27, 2005
    Mother-daughter team aims to keep hula festival local (Source: KPUA.net)
  • March 29, 2005
    Navy ship to go to Hilo for annual hula festival (Source: KPUA.net)
  • March 30, 2005
    Merrie Monarch Diary - Day One: Halau put finishing touches on performances (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • March 30, 2005
    Male dancers from Japan to perform at Merrie Monarch (Source: KPUA.net)
  • March 30, 2005
    Single halau to represent Maui this year (Source: MauiNews.com)
  • March 31, 2005
    Merrie Monarch Hula Festival Begins (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • March 31, 2005
    Festival fills the spirit; The Merrie Monarch Festival attracts people from around the world (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • March 31, 2005
    Halau undergoes final rehearsals; The dancers of Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka La take time to honor Pele with hulas (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • March 31, 2005
    Hula’s grandest event takes center stage [Complete schedule for Miss Aloha Hula, Hula Kahiko and Hula 'Auana competitions] (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • March 31, 2005
    Miss Aloha Hula candidates, halau (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • March 31, 2005
    Get a handle on hula (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • March 31, 2005
    Merrie Monarch Diary - Day Two: Water, water everywhere (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • March 31, 2005
    Merrie Monarch Diary - Day Two: Memorable moments (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • March 31, 2005
    Hula festival gets underway (Source: KPUA.net)
  • March 31, 2005
    Francisco wins Miss Aloha Hula competition; It is the third straight win for kumu hula Sonny Ching's halau (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • March 31, 2005
    Francisco Captures Miss Aloha Hula 2005 Title (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • April 1, 2005
    Hawaiians take hula seriously; It's ingrained in the culture (Source: MontereyHerald.com)
  • April 1, 2005
    Sterling performances; Young women shine with dances in the kahiko and 'auana categories (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 1, 2005
    Merrie Monarch Diary - Day Three: A Merrie Monarch first (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 1, 2005
    Miss Aloha Hula results (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 1, 2005
    Miss Aloha Hula photo gallery - Kahiko (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 1, 2005
    Miss Aloha Hula photo gallery - 'Auana (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 1, 2005
    Miss Aloha Hula overcame a broken heart to win crown (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 1, 2005
    Third straight win for Sonny Ching's halau (Source: KPUA.net)
  • April 2, 2005
    Hula kahiko competition warmly welcomes both old and new (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 2, 2005
    Overcoming heart break to win crown (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 2, 2005
    To evoke her soft side, dance came from heart (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 2, 2005
    Third-straight MISS ALOHA HULA title for Honolulu halau (Source: MauiNews.com)
  • April 2, 2005
    Kahiko photo gallery [Halau] (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 2, 2005
    6 different arts, crafts shows in Hilo; Biggest show in Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium (Source: WestHawaiiToday.com - requires registration)
  • April 3, 2005
    Robert Cazimero returns to Merrie Monarch glory; Halau Na Kamalei wins annual hula competition (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 3, 2005
    Kane Capture Overall Merrie Monarch Title; Cazimero's Halau Wins Big On 30th Anniversary (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • April 3, 2005
    Merrie Monarch Hula Festival 2005 Winners (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • April 3, 2005
    Hana hou, Hilo hula! They all love the festival (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 3, 2005
    Merrie Monarch Festival results (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 3, 2005
    Cazimero celebrates return to Merrie Monarch with overall title (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 3, 2005
    'Auana photo gallery [Halau] (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 3, 2005
    'Auana contest delights with elegance, fluid style (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 3, 2005
    Merrie Monarch Festival 2005 Winners (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 4, 2005
    Gallant efforts lift Merrie Monarch Festival (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 4, 2005
    Merrie Monarch Diary - Day Five: Notes from the stands (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 4, 2005
    Hilo dances; A Royal Parade anchors the Merrie Monarch Festival (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 4, 2005
    Hula lessons (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 4, 2005
    Merrie Monarch results (Source: Starbulletin.com)