Cote Deonath’s interest in Elvis started at the age of two, when his grandmother sat with him to watch the Elvis movie, “Follow That Dream.” Cote was captivated by the movie, and by Elvis. At the age of three he started singing, and his first live performance was at the age of five, at the Dunnellon Christian School in Dunellon, Florida. From there, Deonath went on to perform at Boomtown Days in Dunnellon, and fundraisers and retirement communities around the Ocala area.Cote and his family traveled to Memphis, TN for Elvis Week in 2008. He sang under the tent at Graceland Plaza that year, and returned for the next three years. In 2014 Cote competed in the Georgia Elvis Festival in Brunswick, GA, winning his first contest in the Non-Pro Division.
Deonath donates his time and talents to many charity events, such as the “Rock the Russell House” event. He competed many times in the Youth Division at the “I’ll Remember You” competition in Live Oak, FL, and there in 2015 won his first Professional Division competition. In June 2015 he competed in the South Carolina Elvis Festival in Myrtle Beach, in which he was chosen Fan Favorite and Champion in the Non-Pro Division. He placed second in two Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest preliminaries in 2015, including the prestigious Hard Rock Cafe Memphis Last Chance competition, where a judge said, “There is only one way to perform ‘Suspicious Minds’, and the only person who’s done it better than Cote is Elvis Presley…I’ve never seen anything like that.” Cote wrapped up Elvis Week 2015 by winning Fan Favorite and champion of the Semi-Pro Division at the Images of the King competition.
Awards include: The 2017 Tupelo Elvis Festival Grand Champion, The 2017 Mt. Dora Elvis Festival Grand Champion, The 2016 Tampa Bay Elvis Festival Grand Champion, The 2015 “I’ll Remember You” Live Oak Elvis Festival Grand Champion , 2015 Images of the King Semi-Pro World Champion, 2015 Myrtle Beach Elvis Festival Semi-Pro Champion, 2014 Brunswick Elvis Festival Semi-Pro Champion, Fan’s Choice Live Oak Elvis Festival 2009 – 2015