Boy who would be king has grans all shook up
THESE cute pictures show how Britain’s fastest rising Elvis tribute act got hooked on The King - aged four.
The Western Daily Press reported last month how 15-year-old Emilio Santoro was already making a name for himself as an Elvis impersonator.
Emilio was introduced to ‘The King’ by his grandparents when he was a toddler growing up in Westonsuper-Mare.
And he then learned to copy his mannerisms by studying videos of Elvis.
Proud mum Emma has now opened up the family album, showing pictures of Emilio in full Elvis garb from the tender age of four.
She said: “His grandparents were initially surprised that Emilio had latched onto Elvis at such a young age, which amused them but they love it and have always encouraged him.
“I’m a huge Elvis fan so it gave me great pleasure in seeing him love everything Elvis.
“I’m so proud that he has stayed true to himself and didn’t follow the crowd and has actually made his friends aware of Elvis.”
Emilio now performs across the UK and Europe and he is heading to Memphis in 2019 as part of their Elvis Week.
There he will fulfil his ambition and sing outside Graceland, Elvis’s home where he died in 1977.
Emilio said: “Most of my friends listen to rap music and don’t understand why I like Elvis but my best friends are really supportive and come to my performances. But most of my audiences are at least in their 60s. At the last care home I performed at, I saw the women were quite mischievous and asked their carers to fetch their underwear from their bedrooms and they then threw their big pants at me.”
15-year-old Emilio Santoro, pictured aged four, has even had knickers thrown at him at a care home gig