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2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Preliminary Winners

November 14, 2013 (Updated)

Meet the first winner in the preliminary rounds of the 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, who will travel to Memphis during Elvis Week to compete in the semifinals.

If you are an Elvis tribute artist and interested in competing, check out our list of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary rounds.

Michael Chambliss
Winner of the Poconos Elvis Fest

Being able to perform in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest is a dream come true for Michael, who began his tribute career as a backup singer on one night in Pigeon Forge, TN. It was that night, when those who heard him sing, encouraged him to become a tribute artist. Michael says that his only hope is to pay the best tribute possible to the Elvis Presley. Michael's favorite Elvis song is "Wonder of You."
Tim Hendry
Winner of the Elvis Fantasy Festival

Tim Hendry is from London, Ontario and is honored to the be the champion of the the Elvis Fantasy Fest. Hendry's love for Elvis originates from his family and his hobbies include playing the drums, hockey and listening to Elvis' music. Hendry was first inspired to start performing eleven years ago after attending the Collingwood Elvis Festival. The following year he began performing his tribute to the king and says he is honored and privileged to be a part of the 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. His favorite Elvis song is "How Great Thou Art."
Ted Torres
Winner of the South Carolina Elvis Festival

Ted Torres is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, actor, and musician from Orlando,Florida. Growing up in a family with two professional musicians as parents influenced Ted a great deal to choose this path. Elvis Presley has also been a great influence in his musical career. Ted has the magnetism, appearance, and voice to bring back all the memories from the 50′s, 60′s, and 70′s when Elvis performed. As an Elvis fan himself,Ted enjoys helping the fans relive the years when a poor boy from Tupelo Mississippi conquered the world with his music!
  Gordon Hendricks
Winner of the Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival

Gordon has been a fan of Elvis since he was young and his love of Elvis has continued to grow over time. He currently performs as an Elvis tribute artist in England and has been doing so for over 15 years. He is passionate about keeping Elvis’ music alive. He is very proud to be able to represent Tweed in the 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. His favorite Elvis song is “American Trilogy.”