Congratulations to 2017 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner Gordon Hendricks!
Gordon Hendricks, who represents the Collingwood Elvis Festival, receives a contract to perform with EPE, the 2017 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Belt and a cash prize of $20,000.
2017 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist
Representing the Collingwood Elvis Festival
Gordon Hendricks of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, was a barber who became known as the "Singing Barber of Stoke," before becoming an Elvis tribute artist. He became a fan of Elvis as a child, and he loves paying tribute to the king. He says it's a dream come true for him to be in Memphis for the contest. His favorite Elvis song is "American Trilogy."
Congratulations to second place winner Mark Anthony and third place winner Ben Thompson, and top five finalists Taylor Rodriguez and Al Joslin.
Contestants, like Gordon Hendricks, must win a preliminary round at an officially licensed location to be eligible to participate in the Semifinal Round held during Elvis Week in Memphis. Since 2007, winners have come from the states of Alabama, Illinois, Arkansas, Louisiana (2), Michigan, Missouri and two from the United Kingdom (England).