Competing in a talent hunt reality show is one of the simplest and safest ways not only to get into the entertainment industry, but also to become famous, and no one knows this better than Drake Milligan. The Texas native has had fans swooning all over after his performance in season 16 of “American Idol”. But sadly, the Elvis Presley impersonator left fans disappointed when he abruptly left the singing competition show. If you missed him, be prepared to watch him audition for “America’s Got Talent.”
Will Milligan be able to impress Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara and Heidi Klum in the very way she wowed the “American Idol” judges? We will have to watch the next episode for our answers. But in the meantime, you can learn more about this King of Rock impersonator here.
Born in Mansfield, Texas, Drake Milligan is best known for his striking resemblance to Elvis Presley. Having grown up listening to country music, Milligan decided to pursue a career in the music industry. He began by performing as an Elvis impersonator. He also landed a role on CMT’s “Sun Records” series where he reprized the role of Elvis.
In an interview with Sounds Like Nashville, Milligan discussed her childhood and career. She said: “I grew up with both my parents’ music. My father runs a scrap metal recycling yard and my mother is a veterinarian. We had all the CDs of George Jones, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson and George Strait. One of my first CDs into music was the George Strait CDs, which [my dad] always had in the car. My mother was good too. She had all the Waylon Jennings and the outlaw stuff she loved. “