Gordon Hendricks was named the 2017 Collingwood representative for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest, to be held in Memphis during Elvis Week, August 11 -19.
Hendricks, who hails from England, was selected during the Grand Finals competition at the 23rd annual Collingwood Elvis Festival. Hendricks was also Collingwood's Grand Champion at the 2014 Collingwood Elvis Festival.
"It's an honour," said Hendricks, of winning in Collingwood a second time. "I came with an open mind, and to win twice, it's very special to me."
Preliminary rounds took place throughout the weekend, and with almost 100 tribute artists, the competition was tough.
Good luck to Gordon Hendricks in Memphis and congratulations to all our winners!
About the Collingwood Elvis Festival
Over its 22-year history the Collingwood Elvis Festival has attracted thousands of visitors from all over the world. In the past seven years the estimated attendance has averaged 25,000+ visitors per year. The festival is a celebration of the life and times of Elvis Presley and his influence on various musical genres, the popular culture of his time, and an entire era of fans who have carried lasting memories of his impact on the world.
Go to the Elvis Website to view the latest updates on the 2017 Collingwood Elvis Festival.
The Collingwood Elvis Festival is sponsored by OLG, Cranberry Golf Resort, Living Water Resort & Spa, Blue Mountain Resort and the Westin Trillium House.