Crowning A King Among Kings

An official Elvis tribute-artist contest produced by the singer=s estate will crown a hip-shaking, lip-curling tribute artist of the year during the 30th anniversary Elvis Week August 11-19, 2007.

The first-ever Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest finals will be held in Memphis, Tenn., following a search for talent at existing contests, fairs and licensed festivals like Mississippi’s Tupelo Elvis Presley Festival and the Collingwood Elvis Festival in Ontario, Canada. Contestants will be judged on talent, appearance, performance and stage presence, according to a statement.

A 30th anniversary concert, to be held at the FedExForum will unite original members of Presley’s cast of musicians and backup singers to perform along with the King via video technology.