The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest event will see the best Elvis tribute artists from Australia and New Zealand in action from today to vie for a place in the final in Memphis, USA in August. The event serves as a preliminary round of the 2017 UETA Contest during Elvis Week in August in the USA and is officially endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. The Heats kick off at 2pm today at the Parkes Leagues Club with 18 contestants, with the finals at 2pm on Saturday.
The 2017 Parkes Elvis Festival preliminary round contestants are: Brody Finlay (QLD), Sidney O’Neil (VIC), Sean Spiteri (NSW), Marcus Jackson (VIC), George Brooking (NZ), Lenard Connolly (NSW), Stephen Fletcher (QLD), Nick Nicolas (NSW), Morris Posa (NSW), Rupert King (NZ), Brian Millard (SA), Brendon Chase (NZ), Mike Tsama (NSW), Matt Birse (SA), Stuart Vieyra (QLD), Johnny Angel (NZ), Jeff Hancox (QLD) and George Kritikos (NSW).
Contestants will perform backed by the dynamic eight-piece Elvis In Concert band, and will be judged on their stage presence, singing ability and the overall quality of the performance. The winner will be awarded $3,000 prize money to assist in their travel expenses to compete in Memphis and an all-expenses paid trip and performance at
Auckland’s Elvis in the Gardens. Contact the Parkes Leagues Club for tickets on 6862 1499 or at www.parkesleagues.com.au.