MySpace announces Elvis Week Karaoke contest

Mumbai: MySpace announced the Elvis Week Karaoke Contest, running 28 July – 4 August for MySpace members in the U.S. and Canada. MySpace and Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) have partnered together to encourage MySpace Karaoke users to celebrate Elvis Week 2008 by recording their version of an Elvis Presley song for a chance to win a trip to Memphis to perform live, on stage at Graceland, Elvis’ home with entertainers who performed with Elvis.

MySpace members can enter at http://ksolo.myspace.com. The winner of the Elvis Week Karaoke Contest will be chosen by EPE, MySpace Karaoke and Sony BMG, Elvis’ record label. Elvis Week 2008 takes place 9 – 17 August with a variety of events in Memphis and at Graceland.

"Since the launch of Elvis’ official MySpace page, www.MySpace.com/Elvis, we’ve been excited about what a great tool this has become to communicate and connect with Elvis fans around the world. We are looking forward to working with MySpace to bring such a fun and entertaining contest to the MySpace community and we encourage everyone to enter," said Elvis Presley Enterprises Kevin Kern. "We can’t wait to see the talent that comes from this contest and look forward to having them perform at Graceland during Elvis Week."

"This is a unique opportunity for MySpace members to commemorate the king of rock and roll, while also having the chance to win a once in a life time prize", said MySpace Karaoke senior vice president and general manager Nimrod Lev.

The first-place winner will receive the rare opportunity to perform with entertainers who actually toured and recorded with Elvis, including The Imperials. The winner’s performance will take place on the evening of 12 August. The performance will be recorded and the winner will get a DVD of the performance, along with an Elvis Week poster autographed by many of the Elvis Week celebrity guests.

The winner will also receive two roundtrip air transportation tickets to Graceland in Memphis; hotel accommodations; two Elvis Week Fun Packages; tickets to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semi-finals and Finals, held during Elvis Week; tickets to Shawn Klush in concert, tour passes to Graceland, Sun Studio, STAX Museum of American Soul Music, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul Museum; and dinner for two at EP’s Delta Kitchen on Beale Street.

There will be 10 second-place prizes awarded, which will include an Elvis: Viva Las Vegas DVD in addition to an Elvis MP3/Video player preloaded with clips of some of Elvis’ greatest performances. Twenty third-place winners will receive a one-year membership to the Official Elvis Insiders.

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