ELVIS PRESLEY may be long gone – but his spirit lives on in a 16-year-old Canadian sensation who sounds just like him.

David Thibault has captivated Elvis fans far and wide after a video of him performing The King’s holiday classic, “Blue Christmas,” went viral on the Internet – and now The ENQUIRER has the incredible story behind his overnight success.

“All this attention is like a dream,” David told us in an exclusive interview. “I’m not sure how to handle it, but it’s fantastic!”
The teen rocker hails from a small town in rural Quebec and speaks with a heavy French-Canadian accent. But when he sings and plays guitar, he channels Presley flawlessly.

His life-altering video on YouTube drew 8 million viewers – catapulting him to instant celebrity. He’s made appearances on the “Today” show and Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, inked a recording contract and is slated to sing at Elvis’ home, Graceland, on Jan. 8, which would have been the pop icon’s 79th birthday.

David’s story is can’t miss reading for all Elvis fans, so pick up the latest issue of The ENQUIRER today!

And, as a special New Year’s treat, click on the link below to hear the teen’s spectacular rendition of “Blue Christmas.”