Ladner resident and Elvis Presley tribute artist Eli "Tigerman" Williams is in Hawaii for the Aloha From Hawaii Elvis contest and festival.
The event celebrates the 40th anniversary of Elvis's famed concert in Hawaii, reportedly seen by one billion people.
The original concert was broadcast live via satellite on Jan. 14, 1973. It is regarded as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.
Elvis tribute artists from around the world will be competing in the event, taking place from Jan. 10 to 15.
Williams, a Delta Secondary grad who has regular job as graphic designer, has been a professional Elvis impersonator for about six years.
He won the Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival in Penticton and competed in the prestigious Ultimate Elvis contest in Memphis, Tenn. last year.
This Tuesday would have been Elvis Presley's 78th birthday.
The King of rock n' roll died in the summer of 1977, 11 years before Williams was born.
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