A Norwegian Elvis Presley impersonator set a world record on Saturday by singing the legendary entertainer’s songs for greater than 50 hours straight in a web based competitors.
Kjell Henning Bjornestad, whose stage title is Kjell Elvis, sang continuous for 50 hours, 50 minutes and 50 seconds, smashing the earlier record, acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records, by greater than seven hours.
The title of the earlier Elvis champion, a German by the title of Thomas “Curtis” Gaethje, had remained intact for greater than 16 years.
“I’ll by no means do that once more,” Bjornestad, wearing an Elvis costume, advised Norwegian tv after finishing his efficiency early Saturday in an Oslo bar.
His supervisor stated Kjell Elvis, who sang by two days and two nights, had been advised to go simple on the espresso, and to rely as a substitute on smoothies, fruit and power snacks to maintain his voice in form whereas staying the course.
He did, nonetheless, sound more and more hoarse throughout the ultimate hours.
Bjornestad, who’s 52, had set two Elvis singing information earlier than. The final time, in 2003, it took 26 hours of nonstop performing to return out on prime.
This time, he referred to as on followers to make donations throughout the occasion that are for use partially to finance a hospital in Myanmar.
Elvis Presley, who died in 1977 and was often called “The King,” was among the many 20th century’s cultural icons.
He had dozens of primary hits and offered greater than 146 million albums, in line with the Recording Industry Association of America, and received extra gold albums than anyone else.