Mario has just returned from the States where he was a winner in the preliminary rounds of the 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest - a contest run by Elvis Presley Enterprises.
The best ETA's from across the world are invited to participate by Elvis Presley Enterprises who are looking for the "best representation of the legacy of Elvis Presley." The event specifically looks for the artist that best represents Elvis not only in the area of vocals, style and stage wear but in the overall ability to recreate Elvis's charismatic stage presence.
As a 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest semi-finalist and preliminary winner, Mario will now go on to perform in the semi-finals during Elvis week 2014. Mario says: "There are many contests that take place across the world, but for me this one, officially run by Elvis Presley Enterprises is the main event of the year. I had a great time on this last trip and I am looking forward to returning to Memphis in August for the finals."
Tickets for the semi-finals at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Memphis in August are on sale via Ticketmaster.