Holokai Hale native Nicole Scherzinger was filming in Australia when she had an epiphany. 

"Being kanaka maoli I had a kuleana to show up," said Scherzinger.

Kupuna and protectors welcomed her with open arms. 

"The power and the strength I felt from the Kupuna is unexplainable. The Kupuna are willing to die for this. Our Kupuna is like our Hawaiian angel warrior guardians," she said.

Scherzinger performed her Ho'Okupu, a song she prepared for the protectors of Mauna Kea. 

She was moved by the bravery of the protectors and Kupuna, saying "Admire isn’t even the word -- to know that they would stay there forever -- that they would die for our Aina."

She added, "The human will and the human spirit- what we can achieve together - there are no limitations."