As a light-hearted distraction from the awful news at the present time the official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain has teamed up with the UK nationwide breakfast television broadcaster GMTV to find Britain's Best Elvis. Audition heats are taking place in London Friday 9th November Bristol Sunday 18th November Manchester Sunday 25th November Edinburgh Sunday 2nd December and a semi - final back in London on 9th December. There will then be an elimination week of coaching and voice training, and a Grand Final on 12th December.
Todd Slaughter will be one of the judges and each heat will be broadcast by the station. Slaughter says "I loath Elvis impersonators, and having to audition 1,000 of 'em will be a nightmare. That said this is a fantastic opportunity to launch a new tribute act, with the chance for the winner to appear before an audience of 100,000 at a live concert next year.
Contestants should send a video, photograph, and or cassette tape to:
Britain's Best Elvis / GMTV / PO Box 12789 / London SE1 9TT