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Elvis Presley Enterprises Announces Preliminary Contests in the Search for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist in 2012


Contests taking place during worldwide 35th anniversary celebration of the life and legacy of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan 25, 2012. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. announced today that a record number of preliminary contests will be taking place around the world as part of the sixth annual search for the "Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist." Contestants will be chosen at licensed preliminary venues being held at fairs, festivals, theaters and other venues. The semifinal rounds and final round will be held during Elvis Week 2012 which will take place in Memphis, August 10 - 18, 2012.

"In 2012, during the 35th anniversary, you'll see Elvis' life and legacy celebrated with concerts, festivals, special events and unique product releases taking place in countries around the world," said Scott Williams, Vice President of Marketing and Media for EPE. "These contests give Elvis fans worldwide an opportunity to experience his music in a fun and unique way that we've seen continue to grow in popularity."

Judges at each venue will look for the "best representation of the Elvis legacy" in vocals, style, stage wear and stage presence. The best overall performer will be named the "2012 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist."

In addition to the preliminary contests, fans can also enjoy some of the previous ultimate Elvis tribute artists on tour now in Elvis Lives: The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event, which is performing in 29 U.S. cities through March 19, 2012.

The 2011 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner, Cody Slaughter, can be seen performing the role of Elvis in the North American tour of "Million Dollar Quartet" and 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner, Brandon Bennett, is performing the role of Elvis in the Chicago cast of "Million Dollar Quartet."

 

Prizes for the 2012 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest include:

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest First Place Winner:

* Title of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2012

* Performance Contract with Legends in Concert

* Cash prize of $20,000

* Fender Elvis Presley Kingman Acoustic Guitar

 

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Second Place Winner:

* Cash prize of $5,000

* Selection of other valuable prizes

 

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Third Place Winner:

* Cash prize of $3,000

* Selection of other valuable prizes

 

 

Source: Business Wire