Las Vegas Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest – Contestants competing in the 4th Annual Las Vegas Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at Fremont Street Experience pose underneath the Viva Vision canopy. Nineteen “Elvis” contestants competed and Las Vegas Resident Chad Collins was named the Las Vegas Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist and now qualifies to compete in the 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest presented by EPE in Memphis, Tenn. during Elvis Week 2013, held August 10-17.
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), Las Vegas’ famed Fremont Street Experience and the celebrated tribute artist production “Legends in Concert,” celebrating its 30th birthday, presented the 4th Annual Las Vegas Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Downtown Las Vegas this weekend. On Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, the only Las Vegas EPE-sanctioned preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest had 19 Elvi from around the world competing for a chance to advance to the finals held during Elvis Week 2013 in Memphis.
Guest judges Linda Thompson, Elvis’ long-time girlfriend, and personal bodyguard Sam Thompson, determined the ‘best representation of the Elvis legacy’ based on vocals, style, stage wear, and stage presence.
On Saturday, the top 10 competed and Las Vegas resident Chad Collins was crowned Las Vegas’ ‘King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ winning $2,500 cash, a Graceland Getaway prize package and most importantly, qualifies to compete in the 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest presented by EPE in Memphis, Tenn. during Elvis Week 2013 held August 10-17. The winner of the contest will be offered the opportunity to sign a performance contract with “Legends in Concert,” $20,000 cash, recognition by EPE as the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2013 and a selection of other valuable prizes.
The eclectic singer/songwriter duo and Billboard’s “Top New Artist Albums” charting artist Brandon and Leah treated audiences to a performance on Fremont Street Experience’s 3rd stage, kicking off this year’s event. Other ‘Kingly’ festivities at Fremont Street Experience during the weekend included special presentations on the Viva Vision canopy and a parade of Elvi at the beginning of each night’s competition.