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Swindle Wins Elvis Tribute Contest in Live Oak

Birmingham resident claims title at I'll Remember You Elvis competition at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park

Alex Swindle of Birmingham, Ala., wins the I'll Remember You Elvis tribute competition Jan. 25-26 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak.
Youth winner Chad Hannum performs during the Elvis tribute contest Jan. 25-26 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak.
People's Choice Award winner Cote Deonath of Dunnellon performs during the Elvis tribute contest Jan. 25-26 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak.
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Elvis tribute performer Alex Swindle of Birmingham, Ala., won the eighth annual Ted McMullen I’ll Remember You Elvis tribute competition Jan. 25-26 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak.

Swindle had the hip gyrations and look necessary to advance to compete at the Images of the King Championship on Aug. 11-16 at the New Daisy Theater in Memphis.

Jeff Barnes of Evans, Ga., finished second, followed by Atlanta’s Matthew Spalding, Cote Deonath (of Dunnellon), Austin Irby (of Greenville, S.C.) and Tampa’s Jeff LaJess. Chad Hannum, 12, of Palm Coast, won the youth division. Deonath was the audience vote winner. Eighteen Elvis tribute artists competed.

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