Dutchman selected to sing at Elvis’ Graceland memorial


Singer Bouke Scholten from Emmen, by no means an Elvis impersonator, was hand picked to sing at Elvis Presley’s memorial marking the 35th anniversary of the singer’s death last Thursday, August 16.

Although the Dutch media focused on having a Dutchman sing at the memorial, a rare privilege, his performance was overshadowed by ex-wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie making a surprise appearance together for the first time at a memorial since they started holding them in 1980.

The unknown Scholten had two songs to convince some 800 fans from around the world, and he succeeded in his own way, with his second number, Suspicious Minds.

(Link: www.waarmaarraar.nl, www.cbc.ca, Photo of Elvis album cover by Jeremy Chan, some rights reserved)


  1. Nancy E. Havens says:

    Just happened to hear Bourk. I was so impressed. He is outstanding. I would love to go to Graceland to hear him. I have never been to Graceland. Pretty busy taking care of my 94 yr old Dad. I could listen most of the day to his songs.

  2. Pattie Cyr-Pearce says:

    I just love Bouke I listen to him everyday on YouTube and all the songs he sings are great and when he sings Elvis songs you can’t tell if it’s
    him or Elvis because he sounds so much like Elvis
    I wish someday he would have a concert here in Connecticut I would be right in the front row.

    • Margaret Elizabeth Skelton says:

      I started listening to Bouke a year ago,now I’m
      addicted to his music.

      I logged into, You Tube, and he was on singing, Mister Lonely.

      Is he married?

  3. Margaret Elizabeth Skelton says:

    Is Very Bouke married?

  4. Linda Miley says:

    I came across Bouke on Tik Tok and I am mesmerized with him…. One of the sexiest singers and he has an awesome voice …..
    And no I am not flirting …. I am 68 years old … old enough to be his mother …
    I have been listening to his music every day now …..

  5. Judith L Clem says:

    I have started watching everything I can find on BOUKE. I have become obsessed with this great singer and his talent. He is not an Elvis impersonator. He is his own person and so happy to find him at this stage of my life. I just turned 79 and now I dance around the house when I play his videos YouTube.
    Thank BOUKE for putting a little zip back in my life.

  6. Misty Malak says:

    I wish he would tour USA. I m old enough to be his grand mother, but I would empty my savings to see him perform in person.
    God gifted that young man with a beautiful voice.

  7. rick warner says:

    He is still an ETA because he does some of the same moves on stage but yes he is a terrific singer

  8. Lynne Rodriguez says:

    Being 77 I too was a 10 yr old in love with Elvis. I have tons of his records but when he passed listening to them wasn’t the same. Now Bouke came on the scene and listening to him takes me back to happier times. He is Super.I have not heard anyone who sounded like Elvis till now. Would love to see him in the US.

  9. Michelle Davidson says:

    I have started watching everything I can find on BOUKE. I found him on Tik Tok. Absolutely love everything he sings, such a natural. Hope to see him in person one day.

  10. LINDA EGAN says:

    I would love to see this awesome singer. Please come to the USA and tour.

  11. Brenda Elkins says:

    I can’t believe that neither Lisa nor Priscilla mentioned Bouke being at Graceland when they were there. Perhaps they didn’t even want to see his concert respecting the memory of Elvis? If not they missed a beautiful event. It’s astonishing that thousands and thousands of fans tout Bouke’s singing and THEY HAVE NEVER MADE A COMMENT – his voice is more like Elvis than any impersonator who tried to mimic him, I feel Bouke is real and sings great and “dances and shimmy’s” in his own way and should be approached by Priscilla for his “great” singing of some of Elvis’s great songs,…

  12. Lavonda LOTT says:

    I have just accidentally found Bouke and he does make Elvis seem alive. But let me say this, I loved the king and his music but young guy Bouke is right up there with Elvis. You are causing people to fall deeply in love with you and your music

  13. Lavonda LOTT says:

    Bouke and Elvis are brother kindreds!

  14. Privy says:

    Is this the same Bouke who was married, had a son and then
    transitioned from a women to a man? Confusing

  15. Crystal Griffith RN says:

    I recently found Bouke and have to say that I have never thought much about reincarnation but listening to him makes me wonder. Most other singers are just a little off singing Elvis songs, but when I heard Bouke, he blew me away. So glad he has transitioned from a young 20-something into a mature man and is finding his place in the world.

  16. Jeri Feldt says:

    i love your music..i listen to you everyday.are you married to the girl in your song come a little closer?.she is so pretty

  17. Lisa Houchins says:

    I have been listening to Bouke for probably six months now. I am 70 soon to be 71 and his voice is so beautiful! I love his stage presence. I just wish that he would tour in the USA. And wherever he would come to in the USA, I would make sure I would be there. his talent is remarkable.

  18. Wendell says:

    He is one of the greatest singers in the world

  19. Marg says:

    I just love bouke, I am 74 and have fallen in love with him and his beautiful voice. I would love it if he would come to Edmonton, Alberta Canada for a concert.

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