In a short five years, Eli Williams has gone from being an Elvis fan to being an award winning Tribute Artist. His dynamic tribute highlights Elvis Presley’s triumphant. landmark performace in his Singer TV Special, or, as it has become known, the 68 Comeback. Eli goes on further from the Special to pay tribute to Elvis’ 1969 Return to the bright lights of Las Vegas and his astounding documentary Elvis: Thats the Way it is.
Eli, who’s from Vancouver British Columbia, Canada, has been an Elvis fan since he was a small child and was exposed to original vinyl albums. As time progressed, he became hooked by the dynamic music and unparalleled style of Elvis Presley. His dreams quickly became to show this admiration for the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll through paying an honest, heartfelt, and meaningful tribute to him.
In 2007, Eli met Brian Simpson, 4 time World Champion and instructor of the World’s only Elvis school, Elvis 101. Immediately, he enrolled, and has never looked back. Through much hard work, and dedication, Eli has earned a spot in the Ultimate Elvis Show, as he pays tribute to Elvis Comeback years (1968-1970).
Eli’s young career was changed drastically by winning the Grand Champion crown at the 2012 Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival, which is an annual EPE registered event, held every summer in Penticton. With that win, Eli was entered into the Ultimate Elvis, World Championships in Memphis, Tennessee in August during Elvis Week.
Eli was extremely successful in Memphis, finishing top 15 in the King of the World, out of 96 competitors and in the top 29 in the World in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, EPE’s official Tribute Artist Contest.
In January 2013, Eli won the first Ultimate Elvis Contest in Waikiki, Hawaii, put on by Legends in Concert. This win qualifies him to compete once again at the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Championships during Elvis Week in August in Memphis, Tennessee. And at the Images of the King Championships that year, Eli won 5th place in the Concert Years division, despite his airline losing his luggage, through massive help from family and friends, Eli was able to get a wardrobe for use.
2014 has seen Eli qualify for the Memphis, Tennessee world championships for a 3rd year in a row by winning the Pala Casino Elvis Contest in beautiful sunny Southern California over the St.Patrick’s Day Long weekend. He is very excited to be a representative once again in Memphis.
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