It turns out that Drake Milligan, a spot-on young Elvis in the CMT television series Sun Records, can convincingly impersonate another musical king. For his American Idol audition, the 19-year-old Texas native pulled off a take on George Strait’s “You Look So Good in Love” that left judge Luke Bryan praising the young singer as being “cowboy cool.”
An Elvis tribute artist since age 9, Milligan just needs the right outfit to impersonate King George. He captures the the spirit and emotion of the song in this performance without sounding exactly like Strait.
It garnered additional praise from Bryan and fellow judges Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Granted, this group of judges brings a positive spirit that’s the opposite of Simon Cowell’s biting critiques. Still, the praise seemed specific and earnest enough to make Milligan a contestant to watch in Hollywood.
While the judges offered a positive yet fair assessment of Milligan’s talents, the show’s Twitter account went a little overboard.
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