2019 Semifinalists


2019 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 2019 to compete in the Semifinal Round of the 2019 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.

The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Weekend is March 1-2, 2019 - learn more!

Cote Deonath

To Represent the Tweed Tribute to Elvis at Semifinal Round in Memphis
Cote Deonath of Ocalla, Florida, has been an Elvis tribute artist for 18 years. This is Cote's fourth time to compete in the Ultimate ETA Contest, and he says it's a dream come true to pay tribute to the man he considers to be the greatest entertainer to ever live. He would describe Elvis as "electric," and his favorite Elvis song is "Unchained Melody," because Elvis sang it with such emotion. His favorite Elvis song to perform is "Suspicious Minds."

Jake Slater

To Represent the Elvis FANtasy Festival at Semifinal Round in Memphis
Jake Slater of Bellaire, Michigan, became an Elvis fan at the age of 6 when he heard Elvis' "(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care." He has been an Elvis tribute artist for 10  years and has performed for audiences of all sizes. He says Elvis is his hero, and his favorite song to perform is "Baby What You Want Me To Do." His favorite Elvis song is "Baby Let's Play House."

Diogo Light

To Represent the Ocean City Elvis Festival at Semifinal Round in Memphis
Diogo Light is from Porto Alegre, Brazil. From the time he was a small child listening to his father's Elvis records, he's been a fan. He has read extensively about Elvis' life, studying his performances and singing style. He considers it to be a great honor and blessing to pay tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time. Diogo says that being an Ultimate ETA Contest semifinalist is an honor, and that he embraces the responsibility with love and respect. He has too many favorite Elvis songs to pick just one.