Elvis impersonators battle for 'King Of Europe' title

London, Jan. 7 (ANI): Elvis impersonators from across the world are competing in Birmingham to be crowned Europe's king of rock n' roll.

More than 70 singers swivelled their pelvises in front of a panel of judges at the European Elvis Championships, Sky News reported.

The winner of the competition will get a cash prize, a holiday to Memphis, Tennessee and a jumpsuit made by the creators of Presley's elaborate costumes.

The annual event - held around Presley's birthday weekend on January 8 - celebrates the musical and cultural icon, who died at the age of 42 on August 16, 1977.

Organiser Michael King said that the competitors hailed from the UK, Austria, Italy, France, Hungary and Germany.

The weekend also included an under-14s competition, a gospel competition, live bands, Elvis showcases, Elvis merchandise, Elvis disco, Elvis video and a novice contest. (ANI)