Contestant is announced in order of registration:
Matt King from England has been a tribute for 26 years. In that time, Matt has performed all over Europe, USA, and Canada and added 6 International titles as champion to his name including the coverted qualification at the ultimate contest in Memphis 2016. Matt King was place as 2 runner up too in the Danish Images of the King Competition in 2017.
Iain-Mckellar from Scotland has always loved the types of music Elvis recorded and his fantastic live shows. he started singing in public as many do on Karaoke in the 90s. People sugested he should go out singing as they Liked it. Iain got the gear and learned the songs singing along to Elvis in his tractor and started performing as Elvis in 97. People often told him he should dress up when he was doing his shows. Iain has only started dressing as Elvis since entering the Birmingham Elvis European contest.First he went in to the Novice competition in 2015 and then the main competition in 2016/17. Iain-Mckellar attended the Danish Images of the King Competition in 2017.
Jason Dale from England has been a huge Elvis fan since 1977 when the publicity surrounding his sad passing brought to a then seven year olds attention the amazing voice and charisma of undoubtedly the world’s greatest ever performer.
His first ever performance as Elvis was aged eleven when he joined Freddie Starr for a version of Blues Suede Shoes at Trentham Gardens Ballroom in Stoke-on-Trent.
As a huge fan of the King, I have an enormous amount of respect and affection for Elvis Presley, and recognise that this is an attitude which all of Elvis’s genuine fans share. This is a factor which I always maintain in my tribute show.
Introduction. Jason attended the Danish Images of the King Competition in 2017.
Elvis G from England saw Elvis Presley at a very young age and even there he knew there was something special about Elvis that touched his soul. His likeness to Elvis has always been commented on – and he was even accused of miming. Elvis G has attended many competition all over UK during the years with good results. Elvis G attended the Danish Images of the King Competition in 2017.
Rick E. Richards
Rick E. Richards from England first started singing in charity shows along with friend and fellow eta Elvis G.Rick was first introduced to Elvis in 1965 when his mother bought him a copy of Elvis monthly, which he still has today.Rick has performed in many Elvis, and also Dean Martin tribute shows, and has been a competition finalist in the Porthcawl festival contest of 2010, the Blackpool Untimate Tribute artist contest in 2012, and also the International Elvis Masters contest in 2014.
Eddy Popescu from England is an exiting and charismatic performer with natural good looks and charm. His show consists of 2 x 45 minutes of Elvis classics covering all era´s from the 1950´s to the 1970´s. In 2014 Eddy competed in the European Elvis Championships in Birmingham and was crowned the European Elvis Gospel Champion for that year. Eddy competed at the same event again in 2016 and 2017 and made the final of the European Elvis Championship and he attended the Danish Images of the King Competition in 2017.
Liam Murphy is from Dublin Ireland and has been performing as an ETA for over 11 years.
His love for Elvis Presley’s Music started when he was 5 years old listening to the old vinyl LP’s one of his favourites was Blue Hawaii.
Liam has many awards to his name including Elvis Idol winner Las Vegas in 2006 Liam has performed across the globe in Ireland the U.K. Canada and as far as Australia performing in front of eight and a half thousand people. Liam attended the Danish Images of the King Competition in 2017.
Antonio Ortis is from Italy and he is a big fan of Elvis Presley. From a young age he was listening to the songs of Elvis, and only recently he has started singing seriously. Antonio likes also to play tennis and go to the movies when he is off from singing. Antonio attended the Danish Images of the King Competition in 2017.
Gonzalo Gea Gatti
My name is Gonzalo, and my homeland where I was born is Uruguay. I have loved Elvis and his music since i was 8 years old. I am an entertainer in Gran Canaria, and have worked there since the year 2000. I started my tribute and performing as Elvis 4 years ago after so many people who heard me sing said to me that is what I should do. Gonzalo attended the Danish Images of the King Competition in 2017.
Tony Nilsson from Norway started as an ETA in 2013.
Tony´s career started after 3 big shows where the legendary bodyguard of Elvis Presley Mr. Dave Hebler was as well. To be so close to someone who has been working with Elvis himself contributed to Tony´s dream of honoring Elvis in his own genuine and honest way and he has since then been traveling around in Norway and other Countries as well, paying his tribute to Elvis. Tony is also playing piano and guitar and not long time ago one another dream came true, Tony played on the “Million Dollar Piano” in Sun Studio. Tony attended the Danish Images of the King Competition in 2017.
Having performed professionally for 20 years with his Ricky Aron Rock’n’Roll show and as an Eta for 10 years. Ricky from England has toured the UK and abroad with various shows including a tour of Denmark as the young Cliff Richard.Its his love Of Elvis that inspired him to be a performer and he describes being an ETA as the best job in the world. Ricky has taken part in many contests over the years, but after taking a 5 yr break from contests, he returned in 2015 to be crowned Europe’s tribute to Elvis champion and therefore qualified for the Ultimate in Memphis Tennessee.
Ricky is really excited to be returning to Denmark and performing for and meeting all the Danish Elvis Fans.
Casper from Holland–his looks, moves and voice has taking him to perform all over the world to keep Elvis his memory alive.
He performed many times at Graceland crossings Memphis during Elvis week.” To give the audience the best possible Elvis show is my goal.” Caster attended the Danish Images of the King Competition in 2017. Casperattended the Danish Images of the King Competition in 2017.
Chris Aaron from Switzerland became an Elvis Fan while watching Aloha From Hawaii on TV in 1973. Chris joined the EPFC, later becomming and remaining President of the successful EPFC Swiss since 24 years. Always respectful and in high admiration for Elvis and his music, Chris started to perform on stage 25 years ago. Forming his own band ‘The Memphis Knights’ (15 musicians) successfully entertaining and performing on stage to a variety of audience.
His goal: To convey to future generations the musical legacy of Elvis and to perpetuate his memory in the future.
Felix Stein from Germany was 14 years old when Elvis died. His father and brother were already deep rooted into music, and so his musical career began. Over the years Elvis has had a big influence on Felix, and he performed first in 2010. Felix was hooked.The enthusiasm of the audience pushed him on even further to get better, and closer to the King of Rock n Roll. “It was a huge compliment to hear them say „Elvis Lives“ I am not Elvis, a double, or imaitator, i am an Elvis tribute artist/ ETA. My aim is to keep the Elvis myth – the King with all that i do,through vocals and outfits. If you can close your eyes and say you could be Elvis alive, I’ve achieved everything that makes this myth go on” By 2016, Felix had private performances, but wanted to perform on the big stages. Then someone told him the Elvis fans have to hear and see you and was allowed to be part of the Elvis European Championship 2017 in Birmingham. Here he learned a lot and got to know a lot of new friends and he is proud to be proud of the great Elvis family. Felix would be happy to meet many Elvis fans.
Andy King was born 1974 in Heilbronn/Germany and was impressed by Elvis at the age of 6 by his movies. Andy started Elvis Impersonation in 2003 as a hobby. In 2012 he became a full time professional ETA. Andy reached 5 Ultimate ETA-Contest finals in the USA from 2011 – 2017 and was also advertising partner for brands like „Lufthans Miles & More Credit Card“, „Audi Germany“ or „TUI-Traveltalk USA“
John H. Roselin
John Knutsson from Sweden is totally new on the Elvis scene. But not new in that sense. He practiced Elvis for 5 years when he was younger, every second day, to get where he felt that he had made it. Then he wanted to build an own voice, which took him to over 6 years of extensive daily training in opera, with hundreds of lessons with one of Brazil´s best tenors in the 70´s, later an opera singer at the Swedish scene, Luiz Tenaglia. Meanwhile John sang in loads of choirs. He has now decided though, to dig up the Elvis inside of him which has been laid to rest for 8 years, and combine his development to get his Elvis voice at top class!