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.
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.
Ben will be performing as one of the incarnations of Elvis Presley in the traveling show “Elvis Live”, bringing back the musical career of the King played by 3 different artists all in different times of his life. There is even an Ann Margeret tribute artist and they are backed up by former musicians who used to play with the King when he was alive. A congratulations and a “have mercy” goes out to Ben Portsmouth as well as the other contestants at the 2012 Ultimate ETA Contest.