Mele A‘e Auditions

Mele grounds us in the tradition of storytelling unique to Hawai‘i.

Mele connects us to life across the generations. It embodies the hopes, dreams and aspirations of all who call Hawai‘i home, inspired by Aloha.

Mele A‘e  – embracing the music to come.

Imagine the possibilities.



Mele A‘e (Raise the Music) is Hawai‘i’s newest music talent television show, premiering on January 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM on ‘Ōlelo channel 53.  A show that provides aspiring local musical performers such as singers, groups and bands to perform on television from the new state-of-the-art video/sound stage, Studio 1122. 

Mele A‘e presented by ‘Ōlelo and Summit local radio stations provides a venue for aspiring musical artists* to introduce themselves to audiences in Hawai‘i and beyondto display their talents, and launch their careers  — imagine the possibilities. 

* Open to O‘ahu residents only


Think you have what it takes to be a Mele Ae star?

Auditions are underway and acts who wish to perform on the show may fill out the form below. Upon receipt of the form, a link to submit your audition video will be sent to your email. If you are under 18 years of age, we will require parent/guardian approval if selected to appear on the show.


  • Entries are limited to four (4) minutes.
  • Video files are limited to (1) gigabyte in size.
  • Only one (1) entry per individual or group.
  • Only original music will be accepted.  No covers or karaoke. All music styles are welcome (i.e. jazz, rock, Hawaiian, etc.).
  • All entries must be received by December 31, 2020 to be eligible.

Fill out the following form to audition.



Mele Ae is presented by Ōlelo Community Media and Summit Media