Elijah Mannah performs at his third Parkes Elvis Festival

FAMILY FUN: Elijah Mannah has a huge family fan base. 17 members are already here with another 11 turning up on Saturday. Pictured is Elijah with, back, from left - Milad Karam, Mary, Johnny, Melissa, Jacob, Evelyn, Simon, Matthew and James Mannah; front -  Rebecca, Clarette and Sadie Mannah, Helen Karam, Elizabeth Mannah, Grace Karam, Mikayla and Joseph Mannah. Photo: Barbara Watt.
FAMILY FUN: Elijah Mannah has a huge family fan base. 17 members are already here with another 11 turning up on Saturday. Pictured is Elijah with, back, from left - Milad Karam, Mary, Johnny, Melissa, Jacob, Evelyn, Simon, Matthew and James Mannah; front - Rebecca, Clarette and Sadie Mannah, Helen Karam, Elizabeth Mannah, Grace Karam, Mikayla and Joseph Mannah. Photo: Barbara Watt.

Tiny Elvis tribute artist, Elijah Mannah, is now two years older and a few inches taller than he was when we first met him. 

Back for his third Parkes Elvis Festival the nine-year-old just loves to perform. 

“It’s great to be back, I’m excited,” Elijah said. 

“I have lots of support and that gives me more courage to perform.”

Elijah has brought along 17 members of his family, with another 11 arriving on Saturday. 

His aunty Clarette said the whole family is here because they all love Elijah so much. 

“He helps you forget your problems,” she said. 

“Not only is he a great performer, he is a beautiful person. He always puts others before himself.”

Elijah’s cousin Johnny said he is very committed to his craft

“It’s not just a hobby, it’s his whole life,” he said. 

“Every time I see him he is practicing.

“Other kids want to go to Disneyland, Elijah wants to go to Graceland.”

Elijah won the under 16s junior look-alike and sound-alike competitions in 2017 and plans to enter again this year.

And his whole family will be there to cheer him on. 

“He just lights up on stage,” his father Simon said.

“Especially when his family are around. 

Keep up to date with what Elijah is up to on his facebook page

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