Thursday, October 23, 2008

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The “American Idol” Superstar & The “Images of the King” World Champion

Performing together in the top music video “Last Name”

By Zena Sultana

As one of the hottest, or possibly the hottest, young country singer today – almost everything that CARRIE UNDERWOOD touches turns to gold! The excitement and overwhelming demand for her albums is a continuing phenomenon! Her very latest album, which includes the music video “Last Name” is topping the charts.

Ever since this sweet and charming young lady from Checotah, Oklahoma, became the winner in the 4th season of American Idol, her name has been ablaze in lights. After her spectacular win, she became, and still is, the most successful recording artist of all the Idol winners.

JOHNNY THOMPSON may not be a country Western singer, but he too, is a big name in the entertainment and music industry. A popular Elvis Tribute Artist who resides in Vegas, he was crowned last year as the “Images of the King” World Champion. He could be seen on a lot of documentaries, TV shows on CMT and MTV and a Sci Fi series, and he hosted the 2005 MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet for TRL.

A versatile entertainer, Johnny has performed not only in America, but in several continents as well, including South America, Asia and Europe. Johnny is the one who performed “the wedding” ceremony in Carrie’s music video “Last Name.” He was chosen to be “Elvis” from a field of Las Vegas ETAs who auditioned for the part.

“Last Name” is a song about a young lady who succumbed to the allure and craziness of Vegas, somehow drank to much “Cuervo”, and woke up with a wedding ring on her finger. How and why? Watch the music video on Johnny’s website: if you haven’t done so yet.

I did and guess what? The young bride didn’t even know the last name of her groom! Wow! Only in Vegas! The city of dreams (and delusions?)

“Last Name” is one of the songs in Carrie’s new album entitled “Carnival Ride.” Carrie herself wrote the lyrics of seven of the thirteen songs in the album. Aside from “Last Name”, the songs are: “So Small”, “All-American Girl”, “Crazy Dreams”, “Flat on the Floor”, “Get Out of this Town”, “I Know You Won’t”, “Just a Dream”, “The More Boys I Met”, “Twisted”, “Wheel of the World”, “You Won’t Find These” and “I Told You So”.

Did you know that Carrie’s post-Idol debut album “Some Hearts” went platinum eight times over and is the fastest-selling country debut album in history? Most probably, this new album will too!

Would you like to take a front row seat on the filming of “Last Name?” Let me quote a portion of Johnny’s email to me about it:

“When Carrie and her crew showed up at the Chapel of the Flowers in Vegas, the sun had just gone down, and the temperature had dropped about 15 degrees. Originally we were supposed to shoot the video outside in front of the wedding chapel. But as the temperature dropped, Carrie started shivering, so I put my arms around her and the girl who played “Priscilla.” We ended up hanging out for about an hour while the crew was setting up everything inside the chapel. It made more sense anyway, since the wind outside had picked up and was blowing like crazy.”

“We joked around a lot and had a great time on the set. When the director finally yelled action, I was making up all kinds of goofy wedding vows and making her and the cast and crew laugh. It was so much fun. If you notice her putting the ring on the guys finger in the video, that was one of my rings. They shot the entire music video in one day. I also know some of the other talent that appear in the video. A little secret about the video, the book I am holding in the video wasn’t a Bible, it was a psychology book they had as a prop. The more I talked to Carrie, the more I found out we had in common. I had actually
gone to martial arts training camps at the university she attended in Tahlequah, OK. She couldn’t believe I had actually been to this little town, and stayed in the same dorms she had as a student.
I can't say enough how sweet and pleasant she was. I have interviewed many stars and worked with many celebs over the years and she was still so down to earth. I was thrilled to get to know her.”

Johnny also said that Carrie even autographed some photos of her for the mother of Johnny’s New York manager. He said he knows that one day he will see her again.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

The World’s Best Celebrity Impersonators

Celebrity Impersonators are people who look like celebrities; they dress and behave like celebrities for entertainment purposes. Other terms that are applied to refer to impersonators include lookalikes, tribute artists, impressionist etc. Today we can see thousands of impersonators in the US. Celebrity Impersonators keep the memories of the celebrities alive by dressing, behaving, singing and talking like them on stage. They bring celebrities who are no longer with us come alive and one of the most widely imitated celebrities is Elvis. Certain sources announce that there are over 25,000 Elvis impersonators in the US. Though this looks like an exaggerated figure, we should not be surprised if the number of Elvis impersonators match the suggested figure or even exceed this number taking into consideration the popularity enjoyed by this celebrity.
Celebrity impersonators rule the world of on-stage entertainment and they are equally popular in television shows as well. No matter how many times we watch these celebrity impersonators, it always amazes and it never ceases to entertain us. It is the ability of the impersonator to imitate the celebrity that grabs our attention. They manage to capture every little mannerism of the celebrities that they try to imitate. Above all, they also mimic the voice of the celebrity and you can easily mistake them for the celebrities themselves.
There are thousands of celebrity impersonators in the US, each one of them possessing a special talent. These impersonators are known for their creativity. However, like in any other industry we cannot expect all the celebrity impersonators to have the same talents. Some of them are indeed better than the others. When we search for Las Vegas impersonators for a corporate stage show or for a tradeshow, we would want to hire the world’s best celebrity impersonators and not some mediocre group. It is just not about the physical similarity; impersonation is about ultimately becoming that personality that they imitate. It requires a lot of training and observation. The impersonator perfects himself gradually and becomes better day by day. So we can easily differentiate between someone who has great experience in performing on stage shows and someone with limited experience.
You can find the world’s best celebrity impersonators with Royal Talent. They have been in this industry since 2003, they have enjoyed great success, and they have an enviable list of clients. They have a highly talented group of impersonators and lookalikes. They are a one-stop-shop for all your entertainment and stage show needs. They have bands, cirque acts, comedians, impersonators, magicians, production shows and showgirls. They have experience in providing talents for television shows, casinos, corporate events, films, stage shows, fairs and festivals, etc. Their popularity has taken them all over the world including countries such as Dominican Republic, Mexico, England, Costa Rica, Ireland, Buenos Aires, etc. This is a highly competitive field and not everyone can hold the fort so easily and shine. One really needs to be at their best and Royal Talent has enjoyed this status since 2003 and their popularity continues to increase day-by-day. Visit to find out more about their abilities and talents.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Family Feud this week, Celebrity Impersonators

Family Feud this week, Celebrity Impersonators

Make sure to watch the Celebrity Impersonators on Family Feud this week.
All talent were provided by Royal Talent
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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Klush & Edwards Sign Record Deal, Family Feud TV Show

Kristy Lee Royle informed me with some great news that after working with a record company in Europe over the past year, she has signed both Donny Edwards and Shawn Klush to a world wide European record contract. The company has made her a US consultant.

Shawn has recently returned from Spain as he has been recording the first album and Donny will be going to Europe the beginning of March to record 2 albums. European tours will also be part of this project for them.


February 6, 2008




Host John “J. Peterman” O’Hurley Masquerades As Himself On One of America’s Favorite Game Shows

Los Angeles, CA – Kristy Lee Royle owner of Royal Talent L.L.C. has booked star impersonators in a male vs. female celebrity grudge match on the nationally syndicated Family Feud, beginning on Monday, February 18. The high-stakes game where contestants must guess the most popular answers to survey questions posed to 100 people in order to win big money airs Monday-Friday at 3:00 p.m. on New York’s WWOR-TV (Channel 9).

Royal Talent has supplied the following celebrities who will be impersonated throughout the week: Bono, Dolly Parton, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Howard Stern, Whoopi Goldberg, Elvis Presley (Shawn Klush), Marilyn Monroe, Paris Hilton and George W. Bush.

“All these impersonators are dead-ringers for the actual celebrities,” said host John O’Hurley. “I did double-takes a couple of times.”

Royal Talent, LLC. books various types of talent and production shows in casinos showrooms and theaters in the US and throughout the world. To book any celebrity impersonators seen on this week’s Family Feud, please contact Kristy Lee Royle of Royal Talent, LLC at (800) 818-7692 or visit their website at

Sunday, February 3, 2008

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Friday, February 1, 2008

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Shawn Klush, Elvis Lookalikes, Elvis Impersonator
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Thursday, January 31, 2008

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Celebrity Impersonators, Elvis Impersonators, next best thing
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Elvis Impersonators, Elvis Impersonators, Celebrity Lookalikes
Celebrity Impersonators, Look alikes, Impersonators, Entertainers for all events, Events planners

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Me and Carmen

Celebrity Impersonators, blues brothers, Celebrity Impersonators

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Today celebrity impersonators have become a great means of entertainment

Today celebrity impersonators have become a great means of entertainment and are popular in parties, casinos and events. In fact there are complete websites that are dedicated to celebrity impersonators.

Websites like specialize in offering celebrity impersonators, in fact if you thought that Tina Turner would never sing at your wedding party, think again. Celebrity impersonators are a great way to entertain guests, and liven up a dull party. With the demand for celebrity impersonators increasing, there is no shortage of poor imitations in the market, it is therefore important for people to know how to choose a celebrity impersonator firm.

The first thing you need to do, is look for a celebrity impersonator firm that concentrates on quality rather quantity. The best way to judge the quality of the impersonators is to visit the website of the company; usually quality websites allow users to view videos of their impersonators in action. Always look for a site that allows you to look at their impersonators in action, another way to find quality impersonators is to visit a show that is featuring impersonators, there is no substitute for watching the real thing, so you should try and get a look at a celebrity impersonator in action if possible

Believe it or not, today celebrity impersonators are stars in their own right, and many famous personalities like Johnny Thompson or Donny Edwards as Elvis and Cookie Watkins as Tina Turner are celebrities in their own right. In fact if you are looking for a truly mind blowing experience when it comes to celebrity impersonators, then look for a company that is offering the more famous celebrity impersonators.

In addition to quality, you should look for a firm that can arrange stage shows instead of just providing celebrity impersonators, one of the most popular ways of attracting attention to your hotel or event is to organize a celebrity show, there are some very interesting shows like the Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers show, and the impressive Rat Pack show that are increasingly popular with people. One of the most lauded celebrity impersonator shows on the planet is the Blue Brothers show, if you are looking for a light and entertaining way to liven up the atmosphere in your casino or hotel, then a Blue Brother’s or Rod Stewart Tribute show is a must.

All in all the company you choose to host your celebrity shows should offer variety and quality. There is no point in dealing with a company that claims to offer everything under the sun at the cost of quality. If you are still confused as to which firm to choose for your celebrity impersonator shows, then as a rule of thumb look for firms that are dealing with major hotels and casinos, that way you can rest assured that the quality of the services they offer are up to the mark.

Celebrity impersonators are a great way to increase the popularity of hotels, bars and casinos; in fact all major casinos in Vegas hold celebrity shows on a daily or weekly basis to attract customers. Another popular trend is inviting celebrity impersonators to perform in weddings. Not only do celebrity impersonators allow people to relive the glory of years past, but they also make weddings special and memorable. If you are looking to organize an event, then celebrity impersonators are a great way to make the most of your event, not only do celebrity impersonators increase the popularity of events but more often than not they become regular attractions in many hotels and casinos. All in all celebrity impersonators are a great way to make your hotel or casinos more popular.

John Thompson is the author of this article on Celebrity Impersonators.
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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Elvis Impersonator - Johnny Thompson

SAN DIEGO, CA – You either got it, or you don’t. The “it” here is charisma, talent, looks, voice, and stage appeal. If you’re a performer and you got it, you’ll go far. If not, you will languish in obscurity.

JOHNNY THOMPSON has definitely got it! He has the Elvis looks, the Elvis moves, the Elvis voice, and charisma galore. An ETA par excellence! Most Elvis fans think that Johnny is “the closest thing there is to Elvis.”

“Being compared to Elvis is an honor and I’m flattered,” Johnny said. “The truth is, no one can really be like Elvis. There’s only one ELVIS PRESLEY!”

I agree! Elvis was so unique – possessing considerable talent, stunning good looks, and unrivalled charisma. Whether clad in the simple suits of his early years, or dressed to thrill in the black leather and flamboyant jumpsuits of his later years – Elvis was the consummate performer, commanding the stage, and mesmerizing the audience. No one yet can hold a candle to his charms!

Johnny comes pretty close. He even starred as Elvis himself in the TV series “The Chronicle.”

In the last 18 months, it was really “Go, Johnny, Go!” for Johnny. He performed in CHINA, CANCUN, BOLIVIA, the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, and then he went back to CHINA. He will be in CANCUN again this July and August.

During a brief hiatus from his overseas schedule, Johnny flew down here to San Diego for a 3-day engagement at the San Diego Convention Center. We had time to talk over dinner, and I was excited to listen to his stories about his experiences in 2005 and this year.

Johnny said that probably the greatest thing he did last year was hosting the Red Carpet 2005 MTV Movie Awards for TRL. Taped July 4, 2005 in Los Angeles, it was aired July 9. He was the first and only ETA to host this event. His media exposure at the Awards led to some invitations to perform abroad.


When Hillary first saw Johnny, she said, “I love Elvis!” and Johnny responded, “Elvis loves you too, baby!” Then Johnny asked Hillary how it feels to be nominated Best Actress, and Hillary said she was nominated for Best Kiss last year. She then grabbed Johnny and kissed him “for the camera.” Johnny told her she made him weak in the knees as he started to drop down to the ground and back up again. “It was hilarious!” Johnny recalled.

In July last year, Johnny was a big hit in CHINA at the Various Clubs. Johnny performed in six different cities: Shanghai, Xi-An, Zhen Zen, Cheng-du, Zhen Zou and Beijing.

I asked him if it was any different performing in China, and he said, “Well, not really. Elvis music is universal, and Elvis had universal appeal.” During his off hours from performing, Johnny took in the sights. He was able to visit the Forbidden City, The Wu Temple, the oldest and largest temple in China, and see the world-famous Terra Cotta Warriors.

In May this year, Johnny went back to China for the 2006 INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL held in Shanghai. He was there for seven days, and was again one of the four artists featured on the main stage. Performers came from around the world. He made front-page news in a few Shanghai papers with a photo of him singing to a teen-age Chinese girl.

His most unforgettable experience there, he said, was when he was rushed by almost a thousand screaming women, and mobbed on the stage by some 200, all wanting a kiss, a scarf, or some piece of him. “Wow!” he said, “I felt what it was like for Elvis every time he performed. I turned around and looked at the band members, and all of them were laughing and bowing, saying “You are the King!”

Johnny was lucky to get back to the U.S. May 8th as scheduled, because the following day, Typhoon Chanchu slammed Shanghai. A few people died, over 200 homes were flooded, and flights were cancelled.

But Johnny was not that lucky when he performed in CANCUN in September and October last year. It was hurricane season, and when Hurricane Wilma unleashed its fury, Johnny was right in the middle of it. Of the six weeks he was to perform, he did only four, because the hurricane made it impossible.

When Wilma hit, all the other guests at Playa del Carmen, along with Johnny, were evacuated to another resort for the night. They following morning, they were transported to a schoolhouse in several buses. Johnny said the schoolhouse was built in the 80’s and was like a concrete bunker, with boarded-up windows.

Inside the schoolhouse, 400 people were split into groups of 40 each per classroom. There was no electricity, no running water, and no clean bathrooms. They filled up buckets with rainwater for flushing and washing. “It was like a scene from Survivors,” Johnny said, “and the people in my group were calling me Mc Giver because they said I helped people keep their sanity making sure there are plenty of rainwater to flush and wash with.”

Outside the school, Wilma was in full fury. Johnny said that the sound created by the hurricane was like freight trains running around in circles, combined with the clash of a thousand drums. Every tree was ripped out by its roots and slammed into the building. Anybody brave or foolish enough to go out will be tossed by the violent winds, never to be heard of again. “There was a metal roof slamming into our building for three days and three nights. When the hurricane ended, there were hundreds of looters stealing food and supplies from a nearby grocery store, and running away in the streets as police fired their guns into the air. For three days you could hear gunfire at all times of the day and night.”

On the fourth day at the schoolhouse, they ran out of food. But what really scared them was the prison break two blocks away. Despite the flooded streets, they were eager to leave. As the buses pulled away, the escaped prisoners took over the schoolhouse, stealing everything in sight. The police came in shooting and arresting the escapees.

Johnny’s group headed for another resort south of Cancun, but the water was even deeper, and one of the buses behind Johnny’s flipped over in the water. The passengers had to break the windows and climbed out of the bus into the dark water in the middle of the night! After walking some distance to reach dry land, the passengers of the overturned bus were picked up by a vegetable truck, and the truck driver charged each person $5 to take them to their destination.

Finally, they reached the hotel, but there was no running water, and six people were stuffed into a double-bed room. All flights back to the U.S., or anywhere, were cancelled, so Johnny had to wait it out for over a week. “What an experience that was!” Johnny said.

Then in November, Johnny was hired by the U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia to perform at LA PAZ, BOLIVIA for the “Hope Foundation.” With two-sold out concerts, Johnny was able to help the foundation raise funds for the construction of a Work Education Training Center there.

La Paz is the de facto capital of Bolivia, where the executive and legislative branches of the government function. An impressive line of snow-capped peaks (like the Cordillera Real), some exceeding 20,000 feet above sea level, makes La Paz one of the highest cities in the world. The air is so thin, that for want of oxygen, you need to take some high-altitude medication.

Johnny’s two nights of extraordinary performances both ended in standing ovations. He must have pulled all the stops and gave his all, for he was featured in seven TV programs and written up in three newspapers. Johnny was constantly stopped on the streets as they recognized him from the TV shows he had appeared on. Luckily he had several secret service men from the Bolivian government with him at all times, and he was driven around in armored trucks. VIP treatment indeed!

While in Bolivia, Johnny stayed at the Ambassador’s new mansion with Ambassador Greenly’s family.

The following month, December 2005, Johnny was off to the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC for a 3-month string of performances at four of the finest resorts: three on the Atlantic side, and one on the Caribbean side. The members of the audience were tourists from Canada, Quebec, South America, England, Germany, Italy, France and the United States.

According to Johnny, the Dominican Republic is a very popular tourist destination because of its classy 5-star hotels and resorts. But the ordinary people there live in miserable and abject condition. “If you have a tin roof over your house, which really is a shack and an outhouse, you are considered rich,” Johnny said.

The Dominican Republic is the second largest nation in the Caribbean, bigger than the Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and all the Virgin Islands combined. The country is a stark land of contrasts with both the tallest point in the Caribbean (Puerto Duarte, rising over 10,100 feet above sea level) and the lowest point (Lake Enriquillo, averaging 150 feet below sea level.)

As of now, Johnny is writing a new show that opens in Michigan next month (August). The star of the show is ADRIAN ZMED. He is an actor from the TJ Hooker show, hosted “Dance Fever”, and played Danny Zucko in “Grease” on Broadway. Johnny will be a celebrity guest at a charity event in August for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Other celebrity guest include Adrian Zmed, David Carridine, Charo, Jeff Speakman, Melissa Rivers, Charlene Tilton, and many others.

For all the work he gets, Johnny wants to thank his manager, Kristy Lee Royle of Royal Talent. “Kristy, thank you!”
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All in all … from the hurricane winds of Cancun to China’s waves of humanity … Johnny had a wonderful time! He is hoping, and so do I, that his return performance in Cancun this month will not be marred by another hurricane. If it does, I think Johnny is up to it. Just chalk it away to another unforgettable experience. Anyway, each moment is a memory in the making!


Saturday, January 19, 2008

Royal Talent - The Best Celebrity Impersonators

as seen on The Next Best Thing TV Show

Celebrity Impersonators, Lookalikes, Tribute Artist

In recent times there has been an interest in a genre of entertainment known as Celebrity Impersonators.
Also known as Look alikes, impressionist, imitators, tribute artist and Impersonators. The interest may have originated with the need or desire to see a celebrity who has passed away. One of the largest examples of this phenomenon would be Elvis Presley. There are more Elvis Impersonators and Tribute Artist in the world than any other Impersonators. some figure state there are 30,000 Elvis Impersonators in the world today. Some sources such as The Professional Elvis Impersonators Association suggest there are only about 500 Elvis Impersonators in the world. One [agency] that represents celebrity impersonators of all types may include, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Tina Turner, The Rat Pack, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior, Cher, Shania Tawin, Ray Charles, Tom Cruise, and Jack Nicholson among many others.Source Royal Talent New Television Shows are coming out that highlight some of the best impersonators and some of the worst. There seems to be a lot of different levels of Celebrity Impersonation. Consider the grading system of A,B,C. An A Level celebrity Impersonator would be one who makes a full time living as an impersonator, travels the world and has both the vocals, looks and physical moves and nuances of the impersonator. A level B impersonator may have strong looks, costumes etc, but doesnt sound or move like the person they impersonate. A Level C impersonator would be someone who has to wear wigs, costumes and make up, to look even remotely like the character they are portraying. Level C impersonators more resemble someone dressed up on Halloween, and who most likely wouldn't be paid very much or at all for their impersonation. Celebrity Impersonators Kristy Royle from Royal suggest that those who have a strong look and impersonation seek out good representation to make to most of their talent. She suggest that some impersonators can make an excellent living , full time. A good agent or manager can make all the difference. Royle is part of a what is called an entertainment network and was voted the Top Agent in 2006. Royal Talent Agency is a group of Celebrity Impersonators and Talent who specialize in Look Alikes, Impersonators and live Entertainment for Casinos, Theaters, Cruise Ships,Corporte Events and tours. Some good links to agents and impersonators can be found on Elvis Entertainers Elvis Entertainers Fore more visit
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