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Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

In 2007, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. announced an inaugural Elvis tribute artist contest event that was a search for the “best representation of the legacy of Elvis Presley.” Twenty-four of the best ETAs from around the world, who had each won a preliminary round of the competition, traveled to Memphis during Elvis Week 2007 to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.  In response to the excitement generated by the first contest, Elvis Presley Enterprises has held the contest each year since, with winners of preliminary contests traveling to Memphis each August to compete for the title.

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Champions


2007, Shawn Klush


2008, Brandon Bennett


2009, Bill Cherry


2010, Justin Shandor


2011, Cody Ray Slaughter


2012, Ben Portsmouth


2013, Dean Z


2014, Jay Dupuis

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For information on this year’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, visit the official website by clicking here.