Worlebury youngster becomes a world champion
- Credit: Archant
A young Elvis Presley tribute artist has become a world champion.
Emilio Santoro, of Worlebury, has returned from Memphis, in America, where he had been performing and competing at the Images Of The King World Championships in the non-pro division.
Despite stiff competition from performers from all over the world, Emilio was crowned world champion and Europe's youngest ever winner.
Emilio, aged 16, also sang an off-the-cuff number in RCA Studio B in Nashville where Presley recorded more than 200 songs.
Emilio, who attended Worle Community School, celebrated with a homecoming show where he performed some of the king's iconic tunes with a full band at Weston Football Club.
He has also performed at NovaFest and was featured on BBC Points West last year singing Blue Christmas.