Monday, June 06, 2005

Elvis Casting Call Aug 8-9

Elvis-A-Rama will launch its world-wide search for the ultimate Elvis tribute artist with an open casting call, August 8-9. The Vegas shoot is open to all tribute artists worldwide, who are encouraged to show up for the pilot.

The Las Vegas-based museum will follow up with elimination-style events in Memphis, New York, London, Madrid, Munich, Moscow, Sydney, Tokyo, Beijing, Honolulu and Mexico City. The results will be captured for a reality television series that will crown the ultimate impersonator,who will be rewarded with a lucrative recording contract.

The top artist, as selected by the event's celebrity judging panel, will record a song co-written by Elvis Presley and Paul Terry King, "If I'd Only Bought Her Roses," which never saw vinyl. The release is expected to be an immediate, national hit. Elvis-A-Rama acquired 50% rights to the song earlier this year.

The first casting call, conducted on stage at the Elvis-A-Rama Museum, will also provide a spotlight for another hopeful star: a youthful Elvis impersonator. The winner of the contest will receive a $3,000.00 scholarship. The youth stage of the event will feature contestants 8-to-17.

The search for the King of would-be Kings will be aired over 16 episodes, with the Las Vegas pilot episode being shot and produced by Dice Films of Toluca Lake. Hopefuls will sing several songs, and judging will be based on vocal talent, appearance, stage presence.

A casting call for 2 hosts/hostesses for the reality show is also being held at the 3401 Industrial Rd. location on June 24 between 1pm and 7pm.

Elvis-A-Rama possesses a Class 41 International & US Class 107 Trademark related to entertainment services, namely, presenting a visual and audible narrative for the biography of Elvis Presley.

Further details on the contest are available at


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