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Ben Portsmouth Wins 2012 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition

August 18, 2012

Ten of the top Elvis tribute artists in the world competed tonight at a sold-out Cannon Center in downtown Memphis where the 2012 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist was announced.

Congratulations to Ben Portsmouth of Walthan St. Lawrence, England, winner of the Collingwood Elvis Festival, and now the 2012 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist.

Ben Portsmouth - 2012 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist

Winner of the Collingwood Elvis Festival Preliminary

Ben lives in a small village in England called Walthan St. Lawrence. He enjoys spending time with friends and writing songs. He first heard Elvis as a young boy while riding in his dad’s car. His dad had a guitar so he picked it up, learned some chords and started to play and sing along to Elvis’ music. Ben is excited to be in Memphis competing in the Ultimate ETA Contest and entertaining Elvis fans. Ben’s favorite Elvis song is “American Trilogy.”
Victor Trevino Jr. - Second Place
Winner of the Las Vegas Ultimate ETA Contest Presented by Legends in Concert Preliminary

Victor Trevino Jr. was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas and has always appreciated the roots of rock 'n' roll. In recent years, Victor has performed mainly as an Elvis tribute artist, but he has also appeared in musicals such as "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "The Fantasticks," "Grease," and more. As a fan of roots rock and rhythm and blues, Victor felt that portraying the king in his wilder years would be a good way to show a younger audience the king's influence on today's music. Victor's favorite Elvis song is "Milkcow Blues Boogie."

Pete Storm - Third Place
Winner of the Hard Rock Last Chance Ultimate ETA Preliminary

Pete is from just outside of London and is thrilled to be back this year. He became an fan after watching Elvis movies when he was just a kid. In addition to singing, Pete also enjoys fishing, cycling and playing guitar. He is a lifelong Elvis fan and says it's an honor to be able to perform as his idol and entertain people. His favorite Elvis song of the moment is “Love Song of the Year.”

In addition, congratulations to our other top 5 finalists, Ted Torres and Kevin Mills.

Preliminary rounds of the 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest start next weekend. To find out more, click here.