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2021 Semifinalists

2021 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 2021 to compete in the Semifinal Round of the 2021 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.

Bruno Nesci*

Representing the Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival
2020 Semifinalist

Bruno Nesci of Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada, discovered Elvis as a child and has been a fan since. His favorite Elvis song is "You Gave Me a Mountain," and his favorite Elvis song to perform live is "Suspicious Minds." He often volunteers for children's health organizations. He said he does his best to represent the King of Rock 'n' Roll and describes Elvis as "everything."


Riley Jenkins*

Representing the Elvis FANtasy Festival
2020 Semifinalist

Riley Jenkins of Clarksville, Tennessee, said he discovered Elvis through his grandfather, who watched Elvis' movies and listened to his gospel music. Riley loves all Elvis songs and said his gospel songs are his favorites to perform live. When he's not paying tribute to Elvis, Riley is a student who enjoys spending time with his family. He also performs often at local assisted living facilities. If he could describe Elvis in one word, it would be "legendary."

Toki Toyokazu*

Representing the Parkes Elvis Festival
2020 Semifinalist

Toki Toyokazu of Osaka, Japan, discovered Elvis after watching videos of the king's performances. His favorite Elvis song is "Suspicious Minds," and his favorite song to perform is "Polk Salad Annie." If he could describe Elvis in one word, it would be "king."



andy king*

Representing the Lone Star Elvis Festival
2020 Semifinalist

Andy King of Sulzfeld, Germany discovered Elvis at the age of 6 by watching his movies on TV. Andy’s favorite Elvis song is “We Can Make The Morning” and his favorite song to perform is “Suspicious Minds.” He used to be a police officer but quit to become an Elvis Tribute Artist full-time. He says it’s so important to him to keep Elvis’ music alive.


cliff wright*

Representing the King of Las Vegas Virtual Elvis Festival
Cliff Wright of Branson, Missouri, first discovered Elvis when he was 10 years old as he was traveling through Memphis and heard “Hound Dog” on the radio. Cliff’s hobbies include building custom guitars and he is also a studio engineer. His favorite song to perform is “Don’t Leave Me Now” and his favorite Elvis lyric is “Take My Hand, Let Me Stand, Where No One Stands Alone.” If Cliff could use one word to describe Elvis, it would be “unparalleled.”

Please note: Due to the changes to the Elvis Week 2020 schedule, winners who qualified to compete in the 2020 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round are automatically qualified to compete during the 2021 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round.