Champion, 2018 Ocean City Elvis Festival
Diogo Light is currently recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises as one of the two top Elvis Tribute Artists in the World! He is known internationally for his tribute to his favorite entertainer of all time, Elvis Presley. From Porto Alegre, Brazil, Diogo is a professional singer and musician. As a young boy he mastered English to understand and sing Elvis’s music. The love for Elvis is universal so following Diogo’s successful tribute in Brazil, he soon was performing in other countries in South America as well as the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. He has traveled the world for over 13 years bringing back the joyful memories of Elvis. Diogo is proud and honored to be able to represent such a legend. Di will be a featured entertainer at 16 major Elvis festivals throughout the world this year.
Diogo is the 1st Runner Up from the 2018 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held in Memphis and sponsored by Elvis Presley Enterprises! He is also the 2017 Images of the King World Champion and has won numerous other honors for his tribute to Elvis including being in the top five and top ten multiple times in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Diogo’s first place finishes at contests during Elvis festivals are many. He has taken the championship in Brunswick, GA., Tupelo, MS, Ocean City, MD, Dallas,TX, Myrtle Beach, SC, Niagara Falls, Canada, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and most recently in 2018, Nashville, TN, Lake George, NY and again in Ocean City, MD. Diogo will represent the Ocean City Elvis Festival in the Ultimate Contest in Memphis in Aug 2019.
Triple Pro Champion
Flaming Star Festival 2018
Oliver Steinhoff, from Germany, became an Elvis fan at the age of 8. Since then Elvis and his music has made a tremendous impact on his life. Oliver feels his tribute to Elvis is not just that he is a fan but is the means to bring a legacy to the next generation by sharing his love of Elvis music with new and old fans.
Oliver is an international Champion winning many awards including a triple Professional Champion at the 2018 Flaming Star Festival winning Grand Champion, Gospel Champion and People's Choice. Some of Oliver's accolades include winning the only tribute to win the European Elvis Championship twice in 2007 and 2017; Grand Champion in Collingwood 2016; Grand Champion in Tweed 2016; Best International Elvis in the United Kingdom in 2015; Grand Champion Penticton 2014 and so many more.
Flaming Star Festival 2016
Connor Russo is from Toronto, Canada and has loved Elvis from the very beginning. His first words were "Blue Shoes" and as a young boy, he loved Elvis like most boys love super heroes.
He began performing at the age of 4 and has won 14 Youth titles including 2 Championships at Flaming Star.
For Connor, there have always been 2 seasons - Elvis season and hockey season – but they now overlap. In addition to performing his Elvis tribute and playing Canada's greatest game, he loves to play guitar, drums and more recently bass. He also has a YouTube channel – Connor’s Corner – in which he talks about all things hockey (and plays a little music).
Connor has a soft spot for Flaming Star. He has performed at every Flaming Star Festival so far and loves its intimate environment. He is looking forward to spending a great weekend with his Elvis family at Flaming Star once again this year.