2018 Finalists & Judges

The 7th Annual International Ukulele Contest 2018 Judges

KALEI GAMIAO (Ukulele Player)
PAUL HEMMINGS (Ukulele Player)
KU’UIPO KUMUKAHI (Hawaiian Musician/Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Advisory Board Member)
YUTA UCHIUMI (2011 MVP Winner)
ROBYN FURUYA (KZOO Radio/Owner)

2018 Finalists and Stage Order on February 10th, 2018

Entry#
(Stage Order)
Name of Contestant AGE  
Solo KEIKI (age 3-12)
1 Koume Moriya 10 Japan Kanagawa
2 Shota Oba 9 USA・HI
3 Hezekiah Lagestee 8 USA・HI
4 Xu jinchen 7 China Zhejiang
5 Camren Cheung 11 USA・HI
6 HSIANG-YUEH HUANG 12 Taiwan Yancheng Dist
Solo TEENS (age 13-18)
7 Jason Takao 13 USA・HI
8 Rocco Olmstead 13 USA・HI
9 PO-HSUAN CHUANG 13 Taiwan
10 r!kuya 17 Japan Kanazawa
Solo OPEN (age over 19)
11 IKUlele 47 Japan Ibaragi
12 NAOYA HIRAMOTO 34 Japan Nagano
13 Daniel Purnomo 42 Singapore  Bishan
14 Tian Jiaran 36 China Tianjin
15 Cheung Chi Fung 31 Hong Kong
16 VanessaDing 26 Taiwan
Group
17 Hiroshi Okada Hawaiian Music School Japan Osaka
18 Doki☆Doki Rockin’ Band Japan Tochigi
19 Skylar and Keenan Ukulele Duet USA・HI
20 T.J. Kids China Tianjin
21 Elvis Imamura and Logyn Okuda USA・HI
22 Tegan & Kaylen USA・HI