Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ Contest

Welcome Elvis Tribute Artists!


We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in our fourth annual Niagara Falls Elvis Festival. Licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, we are excited to be a preliminary competition for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest® in Memphis in 2022.


Our Contest Includes:

  • ETAs will compete for the right to represent the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Semi Final during Elvis Week 2022
  • Opportunity to perform on stage with the renowned Casino Brothers Band
  • Celebrity and experienced Elvis promoters/agents Judges
  • A People's Choice Award
  • $5,000 in prize money
  • Meal vouchers for ETA's are provided in festival welcome package



  • Sylvain Leduc: ETA Competitor

    First Place Winner 2019

    Sylvain Leduc

  • Cote Deonath: ETA Competitor

    Second Place Winner 2019

    Taylor Rodriguez

  • Bruno Nesci: ETA Competitor

    Third Place Winner 2019

    Bruno Nesci

Are you ready to be crowned <em>King</em> of the Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ contest?

Are you ready to be crowned King of the

Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ contest?

About This Contest

In 2007, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. announced an inaugural Elvis tribute artist contest event that was a search for the "best representation of the legacy of Elvis Presley." Twenty-four of the best ETAs from around the world, who had each won a preliminary round of the competition, traveled to Memphis during Elvis Week 2007 to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.

In response to the excitement generated by the first contest, Elvis Presley Enterprises has held the contest each year since, with winners of preliminary contests traveling to Memphis each August to compete for the title.

For information on this year's Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, visit the official Graceland website.

Contest Format

For 2022, we will be accepting up to 15 Professional competitors. All competitors will compete in two rounds of two songs on Saturday (morning and afternoon), performing with tracks.

Ten (10) ETAs will move on to the semi final on Sunday morning and five (5) ETAs will compete in the final Sunday evening. Sunday competitors will each perform two songs in the semi final and three songs in the final with The Casino Brothers Band.


Judging will be cumulative through the two preliminary rounds AND the semi final round. The overall winner will be determined by the performance in the final Round.

Prize Structure:

The winner of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest will be eligible to compete in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis in August. Prize money will be paid in Canadian Dollars to the top three ETAs.

  • First Place: $2,000
  • Second Place: $1,000
  • Third Place: $500
  • PLUS
  • ETA representing Niagara Falls Elvis Festival at Graceland will be awarded $1,200
    From B&K Enterprises Costume Co. Inc.:
  • 1st place winner gets $1,000 off a purchase of $2,500
  • 2nd place winner gets $800 off a purchase of $2,000
  • 3rd place winner gets $500 off a purchase off of $1,200

Peoples Choice Award

Fans will have a chance to vote for the People's Choice award after the Saturday afternoon performances. Winner of the People's Choice award will be announced Sunday night at the Finale.

2019 Niagara Falls Elvis Tribute Artist Winners

1st PLACE = SYLVAIN LEDUC – Valleyfield, QC

Sylvain will represent the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival at the UETAC in Memphis. Sylvain Leduc is the 2018 Niagara Falls Elvis Festival Peoples Choice Award Winner and the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival 2019 1st place ETA

Pat Dunn competes in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

2nd PLACE = TAYLOR RODRIGUEZ - Virginia, USA

Internationally known, multi award winning Tribute Artist from Goode Virginia, Taylor has been nominated to receive the New Horizon award in Las Vegas in 2019.

TAYLOR RODRIGUEZ competes in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

3rd PLACE = BRUNO NESCI - Woodbridge, Ontario

Bruno Nesci has been performing as Elvis since he was 8 years old. Since then, he's worked diligently to produce his professional concert and bring it to the highest level. Nesci has the looks, moves and voice which makes him one of the best Elvis performers in the business.

Bruno Nesci is the 2017 Niagara Falls Elvis Festival People's Choice Award Winner and the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival 2019 2nd place ETA.

Bruno Nesci competes in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest