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. 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.

    Comment by Nancy E. Havens — June 19, 2017 @ 7:13 am

  2. 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.

    Comment by Pattie Cyr-Pearce — September 13, 2019 @ 12:01 am

  3. 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?

    Comment by Margaret Elizabeth Skelton — April 7, 2021 @ 6:48 pm

  4. Is Very Bouke married?

    Comment by Margaret Elizabeth Skelton — October 13, 2021 @ 10:17 am

  5. 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 …..

    Comment by Linda Miley — January 31, 2023 @ 2:56 pm

  6. 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.

    Comment by Judith L Clem — February 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

  7. 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.

    Comment by Misty Malak — March 4, 2023 @ 12:55 am

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