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Special to the Riverland News
Cote Deonath, a Dunnellon-based Elvis Tribute Artist, performs during the Ultimate Elvis competition, which is held annually during Elvis Week in Memphis, Tenn. The 21-year-old placed third in the event, the highest finish for an American in two years. One night later, Deonath won the oldest-running ETA competition: Images of the King.
All hail the 'King'

Much like his idol, Elvis Presley, Cote Deonath has had to pay his dues since becoming a professional Elvis Tribute Artist.

But the untold travel, the countless hours of practice honing his craft, or perhaps Presley’s, finally paid off, figuratively, not literally, for the 21-year-old Dunnellon native who first donned one of Presley’s signature jumpsuits at the age of 5.