The King is crowned. All the way from Waltham St. Lawrence UK, a new “King” has been crowned in Memphis, Tennesee. All hail, Ben Portsmouth, the 2012 winner of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist.
Ben beat out 10 finalists in front of a sold-out crowd at the Cannon Center in downtown Memphis.
Ben made his way to the finals when he was picked out of the Collingwood Elvis Festival in England. To come to Memphis, home of the King, was a dream come true for him.
He, and his band, “Taking Care of Elvis” have been entertaining Brits since 2005. The 27-year-old entertainer has even visited the Queen with his talents. He has used his gift to help the needy as well, doing benefits and donating time and money for worthy causes in England.
When Ben and the TCE band put on a show, you get every aspect of Elvis Presley, from the young hip swiveling Elvis of 1954, to the comeback King of 1968, and the jumpsuit wearing karate master of Las Vegas in the mid 70s. He put his heart and soul into every show and it paid off at this years Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest.