Presleys descend on Wakefield for Elvis Tribute Act Championships

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It was a case of heartbreak at the hotel for all but one Elvis impersonator last weekend.

A total of 40 contestants from all over Europe descended on the city for The British Elvis Tribute Act Championships at the Cedar Court Hotel.

The three-day competition, held in the 40th anniversary year since the music-legend’s death, saw the performers take to the stage in a battle to be crowned the King of Britain.

Twenty-year-old Tommy Holland from Bolton took the top prize.

Organiser Mike Chambers said: “There were some great jumpsuit costumes. The event and the talent was absolutely fantastic.”

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees

12 May 2017.... The British Elvis Tribute Acts take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield this weekend. Picture Scott Merrylees