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In 2007, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. announced an inaugural Elvis tribute artist contest event that was a search for the “best representation of the legacy of Elvis Presley.” Twenty-four of the best ETAs from around the world, who had each won a preliminary round of the competition, traveled to Memphis during Elvis Week 2007 to compete, with Shawn Klush of Pennsylvania winning the first-ever ultimate title.

In response to the excitement generated by the 2007 contest, Elvis Presley Enterprises brought the contest back with winners of preliminary contests traveling to Memphis in August to compete every year.

Below is a list of the winners and top 10 finalists from the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held in Memphis, Tennessee.


2017 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest


Gordon Hendricks - 2017 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist (pictured above)

Mark Anthony - Second Place Winner
Ben Thompson -Third Place Winner  
Taylor Rodriguez - Top 5 Finalist
Al Joslin- Top 5 Finalist
Oliver Steinhoff - Top 10 Finalist
Ryan Pelton - Top 10 Finalist
Tyler Hunter - Top 10 Finalist
Bruno Nesci - Top 10 Finalist
Ted Torres - Top 10 Finalist

2016 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest


Dwight Icenhower - 2016 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist 

Ben Thompson - Second Place Winner
Victor Trevino, Jr. -Third Place Winner  
Pat Dunn - Top 5 Finalist
Travis Powell - Top 5 Finalist
Jeffrey Krick, Jr. - Top 10 Finalist
Austin Irby - Top 10 Finalist
Doug Church - Top 10 Finalist
Diogo Light - Top 10 Finalist
Cote Deonath - Top 10 Finalist

2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest


David Lee - 2015 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist

Dwight Icenhower - Second Place Winner
Ryan Pelton -Third Place Winner  
Pat Dunn- Top 5 Finalist
Michael Chambliss - Top 5 Finalist
David Allen - Top 10 Finalist
Tim Hendry - Top 10 Finalist
Johnny Lee Memphis - Top 10 Finalist
Kevin Mills - Top 10 Finalist
Alex Swindle - Top 10 Finalist

2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest


Jay Dupuis - 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist

Ben Thompson - Second Place Winner
Kevin Mills -Third Place Winner  
Travis Powell - Top 5 Finalist
Gordon Hendricks - Top 5 Finalist
Glenn Bowles - Top 10 Finalist
David Allen - Top 10 Finalist
David Lee - Top 10 Finalist
Michael Chambliss - Top 10 Finalist
Ted Torres - Top 10 Finalist

2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest


Dean Z - 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist

Adam  Fitzpatrick - Second Place Winner
Jay Dupuis - Third Place Winner
Diogo "Di" Leichtweis - Top 5 Finalist
Ben Thompson - Top 5 Finalist
Matt Cordell - Top 10 Finalist
Chad Collins - Top 10 Finalist
Cliff Wright - Top 10 Finalist
Jim Barone - Top 10 Finalist
Michael Chambliss - Top 10 Finalist

2012 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest


Ben Portsmouth - 2012 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist

Victor Trevino Jr. - Second Place Winner
Pete Storm - Third Place Winner
Ted Torres - Top 5 Finalist
Kevin Mills - Top 5 Finalist
Dwight Icenhower - Top 10 Finalist
Jay Dupuis - Top 10 Finalist
Stephen Freeman - Top 10 Finalist
Mark Anthony - Top 10 Finalist
Tim Hendry - Top 10 Finalist

2011 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest


Cody Slaughter - 2011 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist

Ben Klein - Second Place Winner
Pete Storm - Third Place Winner
Mark Anthony - Top 5 Finalist
Ted Torres - Top 5 Finalist
David Allen - Top 10 Finalist
Johnny Fortuno - Top 10 Finalist
Gordon Hendricks - Top 10 Finalist
Kevin Mills - Top 10 Finalist
Ben Portsmouth - Top 10 Finalist

2010 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest


Justin Shandor - 2010 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist

Kevin Mills - Second Place Winner
Jay Dupuis - Third Place Winner
Victor Trevino, Jr. - Top 5 Finalist
Matt Cordell - Top 5 Finalist
Stephen Freeman - Top 10 Finalist
Tim Hendry - Top 10 Finalist
Dwight Icenhower - Top 10 Finalist
Cody Slaughter - Top 10 Finalist
Danny Vernon - Top 10 Finalist

2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest


Bill Cherry - 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist

Donny Edwards - Second Place Winner
Kevin Mills - Third Place Winner
Leo Days - Top 5 Finalist
Justin Shandor - Top 5 Finalists
Pete Paquette - Top 10 Finalist
Joseph Hall - Top 10 Finalist
Steve Kabakos - Top 10 Finalist
Thane Dunn - Top 10 Finalist
Nathan Belt - Top 10 Finalist

2008 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest


Brandon Bennett - 2008 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist

Donny Edwards - Second Place Winner
Joseph Hall - Third Place Winner
Mark Anthony - Top 10 Finalist
Leo Days - Top 10 Finalist
Dwight Icenhower - Top 10 Finalist
Ben Klein - Top 10 Finalist
Mario - Top 10 Finalist
Kevin Mills - Top 10 Finalist
Gino Monopoli - Top 10 Finalist

2007 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest


Shawn Klush - 2007 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist

Trent Carlini - Second Place Winner
Donny Edwards - Third Place Winner
Brandon Bennett - Top 10 Finalist
Jeff Golden - Top 10 Finalist
Joseph Hall - Top 10 Finalist
Kjell Henning Bjornestad - Top 10 Finalist
Ben Klein - Top 10 Finalist
Paul Larcombe - Top 10 Finalist
Jay Zanier - Top 10 Finalist

See a complete list of our 2014 semifinalists and learn more about the 2014 Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.