Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

20 Elvis Presley Tribute Artists will compete in this preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Contestants will join others around the world competing for their chance to win a spot in the Semifinal Round of Elvis Week 2019, in Memphis, Tennessee. The winner of the UETA Preliminary Round at VIVA Surfers Paradise will travel to Elvis Week in August to perform in the semifinal contest. 

The Elvis Tribute Artist Contest is an Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) licenced event and will follow the strict rules and guidelines presented in the agreement between Surfers Paradise Alliance and EPE.

Tribute Artists

Here are the top 20 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contestants for 2019:

◾️ Anthony Fenech 
◾️ Ben King 
◾️ Brendon Chase 
◾️ Che Orton 
◾️ Gabe Phoenix 
◾️ Geoff Suede 
◾️ George Brooking
◾️ George Nadile
◾️ Jeff Hancox 
◾️ Johnny Angel 
◾️ Jun Mac
◾️ Kingsley Rocks
◾️ Marcus Jackson
◾️ Mark Caligiuri
◾️ Mark Dobbs 
◾️ Matt Birse
◾️ Mike Cole 
◾️ Nic King 
◾️ Ricky Ford 
◾️ Stuey V

Event details

Dates: Closing weekend of VIVA Surfers Paradise, the 20th and 21st July 2019

Location: VIVA Marquee, Surfers Paradise Beach between Hanlan Street and Trickett Street, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217

Saturday 20 July, 2019

  • Round 1 – all qualified ETAs (maximum 20) will compete and perform 2 tracks each
  • The top 10 contestants will be selected to compete in round two

Sunday 21 July, 2019

  • Round 2 - The top 10 contestants will compete and perform 3 tracks each accompanied by the Tributes in Contest (TIC) band
  • Round 3 – The top 6 contestants will perform 3 tracks each accompanied by the TIC band


The top 3 contestants will receive the following prizes:

  • 1st place: $5,000 cash AND a place in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis (as part of Elvis Week)
  • 2nd place: $3,000 cash
  • 3rd place: $1,500 cash

The remaining 7 competitors from the top 10 will each receive $500 cash.

Applications for UETA contestants closed 12 April 2019