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Inuvik Elvis impersonator wows with cape, honours friend

Not everybody has what it takes to be king.

However Maria Storr is aware of a factor or two about Rock and Roll.

Her late good friend Thomas Koe shared a birthday with Elvis Presley himself, and in her early 20s the pair would play Elvis data and watch his music movies on TV yearly, listening to prime hits like Jailhouse Rock, All Shook Up and Hound Canine

It has been a few a long time since Storr watched Elvis on TV, however earlier this 12 months she dusted off the previous data and tapes to get into character for the 2nd Annual Billy Moore Elvis Impersonation Contest.

A fan favorite

The Elvis impersonation contest was hosted by the Inuvik Group Occasions Society in honour of late resident, Billy Moore, who handed away in November 2020. Moore was recognized for his friendliness, work ethic, kindness and his love for the King of Rock and Roll.

The memorial contest was began final January. The second annual occasion drew dozens of contestants from all through the Beaufort Delta, with six winners in three totally different age classes. 

However there was just one fan favorite.

“I prefer to say it was the cape — I flew in with that cape,” Storr advised CBC’s Northwind host Wanda McLeod.

Northwind10:53Inuvik crowns King of Rock and Roll crowd favorite

2022 kicked off with the second annual Elvis Impersonation Contest in Inuvik. The competition began final 12 months in honour of Billy Moore. Billy handed away final 12 months. He was recognized for kindness and his love of Elvis. This 12 months noticed dozens of entries for the Elvis Impersonation Contest, however just one individual received the Individuals’s Selection. Maria Storr was topped the King of Rock and Roll impersonator. She joined us on Northwind at present. 10:53

Belting out one of many King’s prime hits, Hound Canine, in her viral video, Storr mentioned she picked the track as a result of it was considered one of Billy Moore’s favourites.

The Individuals’s Selection winners final 12 months have been Alex Day and Raelle and Jolie Wolki.

Able to defend her title

Storr is able to defend her title subsequent 12 months.

“I’ll bedazzle my cape,” she mentioned. 

Maria Storr received fan favorite in an Elvis impersonation contest held yearly in reminiscence of a well known Inuvik resident, Billy Moore. Moore was Moore was recognized for his friendliness, work ethic, kindness and his love for the King of Rock and Roll. (Denise MacDonald)

Storr believes it wasn’t simply good singing that made her fan favorite. 

She sprayed her honest hair brown and slicked it again, her good friend made her a cape, and he or she placed on her bell bottoms to belt out the track.

“[My friend] began spraying these items in my hair and my hair was simply brown … after which she began dabbing these items on the aspect of my face and I am like, ‘What are you placing on there,”’ Storr mentioned with amusing.

The Elvis impersonator even threw in some fancy dancing, full with Delta Twist Rubbers (sneakers) and black mats on the ground to assist her preserve her steadiness and provides her an additional little pizazz. 

“I could not do it on stage … Thank goodness it’s a digital program,” Storr mentioned.

Storr mentioned she hopes to see much more individuals be a part of subsequent 12 months.

“Bringing households collectively, and you already know, having enjoyable, laughing … I feel it’s so essential in at present’s instances. You understand, you simply have to see by means of the greyness.”

You’ll be able to watch watch all of the video submissions on the competition’s Fb web page.

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