Howie Mandell Calls Him the “New Elvis of Country” – And Here’s Why

There are lots of talented young stars on the Got Talent series, and a few of them are even Elvis impersonators. Here’s a kid that isn’t an impersonator but still has one of the AGT judges, Howie Mandell, saying he’s the “new Elvis of country music.”

Drake Milligan of Fort Worth, Texas, has been performing for years and yes, he even did a stint impersonating his childhood idol Elvis. But as he got older he got more serious about his music, writing his own songs and touring with a band out of Nashville.

Now Drake hopes to use the America’s Got Talent stage to launch his career, sort of like Elvis used the southern dance circuit as his springboard to success. AGT has launched  many singers’ careers and Drake hopes to be the latest.

As soon as Drake launches into an original song, “Sounds Like Something I’d Do,” the audience and judges realize they are watching a talented young man. And when he throws in a few “Elvis jiggles,” it’s not hard to see why he’s being compared to his childhood idol. This is a fantastic audition. Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!

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