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2018 Semifinalists

Below are Elvis tribute artists who have won preliminary rounds of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. The tribute artists posted on this page will travel to Memphis during Elvis Week 2018 to compete in the Semifinal Round of the 2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.

If you are an Elvis tribute artist and interested in competing, check out our list of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary rounds.

Graceland will host its first-ever Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Weekend on March 2-3, 2018. Tickets are on sale now - learn more!


Bruno Nesci

To Represent the Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival at the Semifinal Round in Memphis
Bruno Nesci of Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada, was inspired to become an Elvis tribute artist after watching an ETA perform at his parents' restaurant as a child. From that moment on, he has been hooked on Elvis' music and movies and his audience's reactions to his performances. He is passing on his love for Elvis to his step-children, and competing in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest means the world to him. His favorite Elvis song is "You Gave Me a Mountain."

Al Joslin

To Represent the Elvis FANtasy Festival at the Semifinal Round in Memphis
Al Joslin is from Houston, Texas. Al has been performing for over 12 years and was inspired to become an Elvis tribute Artist after becoming an Elvis fan. Al has been impacted by Elvis and his music in such a powerful way, and it is his goal to give a respectful and sincere tribute to Elvis' enduring legacy. His favorite Elvis song is "Let It Be Me."

Brycen Katolinsky

To Represent the Ocean City Elvis Festival at the Semifinal Round in Memphis
Brycen Katolinsky is a singer, song writer and entertainer from St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.  Since the age of 10 he has dedicated himself to honing his dynamic tribute to Elvis in the 1950s and 60s. Brycen has had the honor to perform this tribute throughout Canada, the United States and abroad. For the past two years, he has portrayed Elvis in the Broadway musical "The Million Dollar Quartet" aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines. Brycen is excited about returning to Memphis and representing the Ocean City Elvis Festival in Graceland’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.

Anthony Petrucci

To Represent the Parkes Elvis Festival at the Semifinal Round in Memphis
Anthony Petrucci of Melbourne, Australia, grew up watching a lot of television, and his favorite star to watch was Elvis Presley. Seeing Elvis sing, dance and act inspired Anthony to do the same. Anthony says the Ultimate ETA Contest makes him feel connected to Elvis' legacy. His favorite Elvis song is "If I Can Dream."

Cliff Wright

To Represent the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City at the Semifinal Round in Memphis
Cliff Wright is currently living in Branson, Missouri, where he stars in "Million Dollar Quartet." He is a self-taught musician who began his journey into music when he learned to play the guitar at 8 years old. He enjoys listening to Elvis, working in his 1950s-style recording studio and playing guitar. Cliff says there is no greater feeling than paying tribute to his hero, and being a part of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest is a dream come true. His favorite Elvis song is "Young and Beautiful."