2008 Hawaii Stars Young Rising Star
On June 22, 2008, 13 year old Darius Palau became our 2009 Young Rising Star at the Keiki Stars Competition held at the 50th State Fair.
Darius attends Wahiawa Middle School. His favorite subjects are Math, Science and Robotics where he won in State Championship and moved on to compete nationally representing the Sate of Hawaii in Oklahoma City.
Darius has had experience in both music and television since a very young age and has appeared in several local television commercials here in Hawaii. Currently, he was casted a part in a musical called Alice in Wonderland with Applause Performance Academy. He has competed in numerous singing competitions across the State and more recently won Brown Bags to Stardom’s – Middle School Male Division for 2009. Darius has also performed in a multitude of benefits and community venues such as Sunset on the Beach and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation’s Concert of Extraordinary Abilities, Don Ho’s and for the Hawaii State Legislature at the State Capital.
One of Darius’ goals is to appear on American Idol one day and is so very thrilled to have the honor of hosting the 2009 Keiki Stars at the 50th State Fair. “From this experience and opportunity, I hope to gain more confidence, knowledge and stage experience so that I may continue to grow as an entertainer and singer…”