Memphis, Tennessee - Like the devoted followers of the revered Delhi Ramah, Elvis fans believe that an eight-year-old boy from Melbourne, Australia is Elvis incarnate, not just another Elvis impersonator. Invited to sing in person at the special 30th anniversary observance of The King's passing, Kobe White, has been courted as royalty by Elvis fans at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
"He is Elvis," said Marie Humphrey, Elvis devotee. "No one can fake that voice, that hip shake and that hair. I know, I have seen many Elvis impersonators and no one else comes close."
According to Kobe's father, Bruce White, the boy started acting like Elvis when he was just two, while watching The King on TV. Kobe competed his first Elvis impersonator competition just last August, making appearances for hospitals, charity events and such.
Further proof; claim Elvis fans, that he is Elvis reincarnated as the eight-year-old boy.
"He [Elvis] was always a giving person," said an Elvis fan.
"He's back?" said co-producer of the American Idol show, shocked at hearing the news. "He said he would, but I didn't really believe him. I thought ghosts couldn't come back from the dead, just haunt you."
Earlier in the year, Elvis made unexpected appearance at the American Idol show singing a duet with Celine Dion. Simon got into a row with the ghost of Elvis back then at which time Elvis promised he would return to exact his vengeance on the show.
Reportedly, Simon's people are in talks with Kobe's father for a possible appearance on American Idol to heal the rift between the two.
Mr. White would not confirm or deny the rumor.