On behalf of KWICK PRODUCTIONS, we would like to thank you for taking part in our First Annual "Hollywood Star Contest." We are very excited to bring this event to Southern California in the world famous city of Hollywood, land of dreams. The place where magic is possible and where dreams come true.
We are happy to announce that the "Hollywood Star Contest" will qualify as a preliminary competition for "Images of the King World Champion" in Memphis, Tennessee during Elvis Week 2018.
Participating performers will be backed up on stage by Southern California's very best, The Steamroller Blues Band. If you are interested in competing and being part of this event, please register now.
Event Calendar as scheduled (subject to change at any time)
July 4 at 8:00 pm "Class of 56" Come rock with Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins & Johnny Cash
July 5 at 6:00 pm Group A contestants take the stage and perform with The Steamroller Blues Band. Top Five (5) contestants from the first round will advance to the finals on Saturday.
July 5 at 8:00 pm: Elvis Tribute Artist, David Allen takes the stage for his rendition of The '68th Comeback Special and Jay Dupuis follow with his 1970's rendition.
July 6 at 6:00 pm- Group B contestants take the stage and perform with The Steamroller Blues Band. Top Five (5) contestants from the first round will advance to the finals on Saturday.
July 6 at 8:00 pm- Johnny "SPAZZ" Hatton and The Hodads take the stage in the "Rockin' Oldies" show with special guest, 2016 "Images of the King Champion," Ted Torres.
July 7 at 6:00 pm- Groups A and B contestants will take the stage one last time in the finals. The contestants will be backed up by The Steamroller Blues Band. One contestant will be named, The 'Hollywood Star Champion." Winner will have the opportunity to compete in "Images Of The King World Championship" in Memphis.
July 7 at 8:00 pm- Taylor Rodriguez will rock the stage and open for 2012 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion, Ben Portsmouth in "Elvis Live in Concert."
Currently, accepting a total of 20 competitors. This will be on a first come entry basis. Once 20 applicants have been submitted and received registration will close. You will perform two (2) songs for the judges on either Thursday or Friday depending on your group placement. Judging will take place on each day and the Top Ten (10) highest scores from the first round (from both groups combined) will move forward to the finals. In total, the remaining Top Ten (10) competitors will perform two (2) songs in the final, Saturday afternoon. Each day, the tribute artist competitors will be performing live on stage, backed up by the The Steamroller Blues Band.
Song Selections: Please fill out the song registration form in order of song preference. We will try our best to give you the songs you prefer based on your preference list, but once again this is a first come basis selection. In the event that all songs have been chosen, we will contact you to provide an additional song selection. Songs may not be repetitive on the SAME day, for example: Group A cannot have the same song on Thursday nor Group B have the same song on Friday.
The Hollywood Star Champion will be eligible to compete in the "Images of the King World Championship" contest in Memphis, Tennessee during Elvis Week in August 2018.
The Top Ten (10) highest scores from both Group A and B combined will move on to the Finals taking place on Saturday afternoon. In the finals, you will perform your songs with The Steamroller Blues Band.
All prize monies are payable by check, in US funds. The price breakdown is as follows:
FIRST PLACE $2,000.00
SECOND PLACE $1,000.00
THIRD PLACE $ 500.00
FOURTH PLACE EP Project in Concert CD
FIFTH Place EP Project in Concert CD
The participating judges have no professional affiliation with any of the participating Elvis Tribute Artist competitors. Our judges may consist of any of the following; Industry producers, music teachers, music industry professionals, Elvis life long friends and Elvis fans. Throughout the contest the judges will not have any knowledge of the other participating judges score sheets.
Judges will be instructed to score in three (3) main categories and thirteen (13) sub-categories.
Details displayed on official rules form or click here
ENTRY FEE: There is a $150.00 (non-refundable) registration fee required to register. The fee is payable in US funds via check, money order (made out to KWICK PRODUCTIONS) or credit card (the charge will show from KWICK PRODUCTIONS), and must accompany the registration form. click here
BIO: We require a short 5 to 7 line bio of each Elvis Tribute Artist. KPHSC reserves the right to edit bios.
PHOTO: A clear professional quality photograph (preferably a head and/or head and shoulders photo). KPHSC reserves the right to edit any photo.
Complete song selection ...click here
HSETC Official Rules and Guidelines Form ...click here
HSETC Waiver and Release of Liability... click here
HSETC Talent and Performance Release Form..click here
These rules and regulations are mandatory. We have these rules in place for many reasons. The main goal is to produce a fair competition for everyone with no surprises along the way. Others are in place merely to stay on schedule. With an event this size, logistics can be overwhelming, yet we want everyone, fans and Tribute Artists alike, to have a great time and enjoy the amazing legacy that Elvis left us all…..his music. An official ‘Confirmation Package’ will be sent to you. In this package you will find the forms you will need to fill out, your song selection sheets, the band’s list and a more exact schedule of events.