Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ Contest

Welcome Elvis Tribute Artists!


We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in our third 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 2019.


Our three-day event will include:

  • ETAs will compete for the right to represent the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Semi Final during Elvis Week 2019
  • 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 on day of contest*



  • Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ Contestin in Niagara Falls, Canada
  • Bruno Nesci: ETA Competitor

    3rd Place Winner 2018

    Bruno Nesci

  • Sylvain Leduc: ETA Competitor

    2nd Place Winner 2018

    Sylvain Leduc

  • Cote Deonath: ETA Competitor

    Champion 2018

    Cote Deonath

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 our third competition, we will be accepting 20 Professional competitors. All competitors will compete in two rounds of three 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 with The Casino Brothers Band.


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
  • Air fare to Memphis for Elvis Week 2019 (up to $800) will be provided courtesy Centre Holidays

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.

2018 Niagara Falls Elvis Tribute Artist Winners

1st PLACE = COTE DEONATH – Ocala, FL

Cote Deonath competes in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

2nd 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

Pat Dunn 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 this the 2017 Niagara Falls Elvis Festival People's Choice Award Winner.

Bruno Nesci competes in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

List of all our prestigious ETA Competitors - 2019


OLIVER STEINHOFF (Germany)

Oliver Steinhoff, from Germany, became an Elvis fan at the age of 8. Since then Elvis and his music has made a tremendous impact on his life. Oliver feels his tribute to Elvis is not just that he is a fan but is the means to bring a legacy to the next generation by sharing his love of Elvis music with new and old fans. Oliver is an international Champions winning many awards and the European Grand Champions twice. Oliver is pleased to be making his first visit to Niagara Falls.


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Oliver Steinhoff competes in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest



SYLVAIN LEDUC - Valleyfield, Québec

Sylvain Leduc, a native of Valleyfield, Quebec, was first introduced to Elvis' music as a young child by his uncle. It was at an early age, while living in Massachusetts, USA with his family, that Sylvain was set on the path to becoming an Elvis Tribute Artist.
At the age of 15, with his first Elvis record in hand, "I'm Leavin"/Heart of Rome", Sylvain began his tribute to Elvis and never looked back. Competing professionally since 2015, Sylvain has multiple awards and accomplishments to his credit. His most recent accolades include Top-10 Finalist in the 2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and 1st Runner-Up in the renowned Images of the King Contest in Memphis, Tennessee. Sylvain is honoured to return to the Niagara Falls Elvis Festival to join his ETA brothers and the fans in celebrating Elvis' life in music.


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Sylvain Leduc competes in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest



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.


STAY CONNECTED WITH BRUNO
Bruno Nesci competes in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest



JOSEPH HALL (Nebraska)

Joseph Hall, born in 1984 has been paying tribute to the legacy of Elvis Presley since 2006. He starred on NBC's America's Got Talent in 2008, making 6 TV appearances, viewed by more than 90 million people and placing as one of the top 10 finalists! Sharon Osbourne impressed enough to tell him, "I've got shoes older than you, but I'de like to try you on!" Also, Piers Morgan quoted saying, " ELVIS IS BACK!" Joseph Hall has performed all over the world from Las Vegas, Nevada to Porthcawl, Wales. Joseph Hall has won accolades throughout his young career including the "Spirit of Elvis " award. Joseph Hall has worked with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Legends in Concert, and has officially been recognized as one of the top tribute artists in the world today. Hall says “ My goal is to capture the essence of Elvis Presley, to pay tribute with the utmost respect to his legacy, his music, his image and above all else his fans.”


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Joseph Hall competes in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest



MARNIE LEE MACKINOTSH - Winnipeg, Manitoba

Marnie Lee Mackintosh Is a one of a kind Tribute Artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba who captures audiences with an authentic, alluring appearance and characteristics of “The King.” Marnie’s dynamic Tribute delivers a fascinating high energy performance showcasing the legendary eras of this Rock n’ Roll icon. Marnie is a multiple Elvis Tribute Competition finalist, who is a dedicated and passionate performer blazing the trail to keep the legacy of Elvis alive for all generations to enjoy.


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Marnie Lee Mackintosh competes in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest



RICHARD WOLFE - Hamilton, Ontario

Hails from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada He has been competing for over 10 years and has won many championship titles including 2013 Lake George's Non Pro Champion, 2014 Collingwood's Movie Years Champion, King Trilogy Grand Champion, Flaming Star Festival 2015 Gospel Champion and Pro Division Grand Champion. 3rd place winner Flaming Star Festival 2017
The highlight of Richard's career was winning Collingwood's Non Pro Early Years in 2013 sending him to Memphis to compete for the Ultimate!
You can find Richard performing at festivals and shows throughout Canada and the United States.
No matter where he performs, the energy Wolfe exhibits brings any audience to their feet, and makes them twist and shout !


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Richard Wolfe competes in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest