Can you sing? Over 4 weekends every spring, the Big Island's brightest stars showcase their karaoke chops on the Hawaiian Idol stage. The Hawaiian Idol winner gets $500 cash, free airfare and a seven night hotel stay to compete in a national karaoke competition. This is our 14th year, and finalists will take the stage in front of hundreds of spectators and a Hawaiian Idol panel of Judges representing former idols and the best talent from our local Big Island music scene.
Hawaiian Idol is Open for Qualifications January 1, 2018! Visit the XFactor Karaoke Lounge and notify your server that you would like to qualify for Hawaiian Idol between January and March.
Semi-Finals will be held over three weekends in April.
Final Show will be held the last week in April.
Talent ages 8-20 will have their chance to win the title of JR. Hawaiian idol! In Hawaii Island's largest karaoke talent contest, young people will have the opportunity to win professional mentoring, great prizes, and to perform on the Hawaiian Idol stage. Jr Idol Auditions are every March at KBXtreme. Follow social media for updates.
2017 Winner, Jacob Ching
2017 Jr Hawiian Idols, Leilani Penaloza and Tia Cantiberos-Ontiveros
2016 Winner, Samantha Davage
2016 Jr. Idol Leimakamae Freitas & Michael Hanato
2015 Winner, Victor Soma
2014 Winner, Shina Romero
2013 Winner, Alana Rilea Johnson
2012 Winner, John Tuiono
2011 Winner, Bryant Tadeo
2010 Winner, Kalani Pe’a
2009 Winner, Wim Koki
2005 Hot Summer Idol - Natasha Domingo
2005 Winner, Gerald Farm
2004 Hot Summer Idol - Enoch A’ana
2004 Winner, Erik Wahilani
2003 Winner, Siona Fruean
2005 Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert/Contest - Andrea Silva