Left photo by Steve Shay, Right photo courtesy Marlow Harris
This Saturday night, Jan. 12 at the EMP, the 16th Annual Elvis Invitationals again promises to dazzle the audience with a line-up of Elvi. Bret Wiggins of West Seattle, left, returns but performs in their "pro review" and will not compete. Right, Tukwila resident "CC Ryder", an aerospace engineer at Boeing, will try to become The King.

UPDATE: Tukwila Elvis impersonator CC Ryder, a Boeing aerospace engineer, to compete in Invitationals Saturday

A year has flown by since West Seattle resident and Callison architect Bret Wiggins won the 15th Annual Elvis Invitationals and became "The King"- Seattle's Best Amateur Elvis with "Suspicious Minds".

Another competitor, Tom Nelligan of Burien, earned a respectable sixth place finish with his "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You", following his brief but frenzied nunchuck demonstration which delighted the audience.

This Saturday night, Jan. 12 at the EMP's Sky Church auditorium, the 16th Annual Elvis Invitationals again promises to get the audience, and judges, all shook up. Wiggins returns but not to compete. Instead he performs in their "pro review". Among other Elvi will be Tukwila resident "CC Ryder", an aerospace engineer at Boeing.

White Center's Marlow Harris, an organizer of the event, will again grace the stage as "Priscilla". West Seattle's Jim Dever of KING5's Evening Magazine, a huge Elvis fan, will host as he has done for years.

For more information, visit the Elvis event website here:

Show Schedule:

7:30pm Doors open. No public seating (limited ADA)

8:25pm Graceland 5

9:05pm El Vez with King of Hawaii

9:15pm Kentucky Rain Band and Pro Elvis Review with three special guests

9:35pm Seattle Elvis Invitationals featuring 23 amateur performers

11:00pm Break to compile results

11:20pm Winners announced with amateur performers coming together for a final song

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