PHOTOS: Elvis tribute artists compete for crown of 'The King' at Seminole Casino's Elvis Fest 5

Irv Cass, of Fenton, Mich., performs during Elvis Fest 5 at the Seminole Casino in Immokalee on Saturday June 23, 2012.

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Irv Cass, of Fenton, Mich., performs during Elvis Fest 5 at the Seminole Casino in Immokalee on Saturday June 23, 2012.

— Elvis Tribute Artists from around the country showed up for the Elvis Fest 5 competition to see who was “King” for 2012.

How would you like to walk through a casino and see a couple of Elvises trying their luck at the Elvis slot machine? That was the case at the Seminole Casino in Immokalee on Saturday June 23, 2012.

Hundreds of Elvis fans gathered in the Event Pavilion in anticipation of witnessing twelve Elvises perform hit songs such as “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Love Me Tender”, Kentucky Rain and many others.

“I just returned from Graceland and this is the icing on the cake for me,” mentioned Doreen Polaki.

Guest performers and past contest winners, Dwight Isenhower and Todd Martin demonstrated to the crowd exactly why they were crowned “Kings” as they had the ladies screaming and crying and the men swaying and clapping to the beat.

Debbie Waterbury of Ft Lauderdale stated “I love Elvis. I would follow his tribute artists to the ends of the earth”.

The three day weekend tribute to the “King” continues through Sunday at which time the winner will be announced following a fantastic performance by The Great Pretenders at 6:30 pm.

For more information, visit: www.elvisfest5.com

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