Instead of Trying to Be the Next “American Idol” This George Strait-Elvis Aficionado is Just Going to Move to Nashville

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Drake Milligan was one of the final auditions fans saw on “American Idol” before heading into Hollywood Week. We learned that as a youngster, Drake was an Elvis impersonator and absolutely idolized the King. We didn’t learn that Drake was such a good Elvis that he also was cast as him on the CMT show, “Sun Records.”

 

Luke Bryan was impressed with Drake’s audition because he didn’t sound like Elvis, but like the other king, the King of Country– George Strait.

So, why didn’t we see Drake in Hollywood? Well, he’s already moving on to bigger and better things.

In a post to Instagram, Drake shared, “Been getting a lot of questions about no longer appearing on American Idol after my audition, just thought I’d let y’all know what’s goin’ on!
After my audition I decided that I wasn’t quite ready for that platform yet, and that it would be a better step for me to move to Nashville and focus on my music first! It was a very tough decision, and it in no way reflects my experience during the audition process… Everyone on the show was very kind and I feel absolutely blessed and gracious to have been a part of it! Wishing the best of luck to all the talented folks competing on the show. I will be tuning in all season and I hope y’all do the same!”

Smells like a record deal to me because “Sun Records” was not renewed for a second season.

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Been getting a lot of questions about no longer appearing on American Idol after my audition, just thought I'd let y'all know what's goin' on! After my audition I decided that I wasn't quite ready for that platform yet, and that it would be a better step for me to move to Nashville and focus on my music first! It was a very tough decision, and it in no way reflects my experience during the audition process… Everyone on the show was very kind and I feel absolutely blessed and gracious to have been a part of it! Wishing the best of luck to all the talented folks competing on the show. I will be tuning in all season and I hope y'all do the same! Happy Easter 🐇 #americanidol #bringincountryback #cowboycool

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