WATCH: Drake Milligan Returns To ‘America’s Got Talent’ For “Amazing” Performance Of “I Got A Problem”

“Drake, I want to congratulate you on everything you’ve done after the show,” Simon Cowell told Milligan.

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Posted on September 15, 2023

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Drake Milligan; Photo Courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC

Drake Milligan finished in third place on Season 17 of America’s Got Talent (AGT) in 2022, and he returned to the show on Wednesday night for a performance of his newest song, “I Got A Problem.”

Milligan started his performance off solo, drawing out the song’s beginning before his band kicked in at the song’s chorus.

“Your kiss tastes like whiskey and I’m a drinker / You play with my heartstrings, girl I’m a singer / No, it ain’t no joke, you’re a smoke show / And I’m a Marlboro man when I’m holding your hand,” he sang. “You’re a wildcard, I’m a gambler / I was goin’ nowhere, you wrecked my plan girl / I got a problem / But you’re a damn good problem to have.

Watch Drake Milligan’s Performance Of “I Got A Problem” Below

No longer a contestant, Milligan didn’t get feedback from every judge, but Simon Cowell declared the performance “amazing.”

“Drake, I want to congratulate you on everything you’ve done after the show,” he said. “We always said that you were gonna be a real superstar, and you are. What a great song. That was amazing.”

Milligan joked to Cowell, “I told you I’d always come back for you, and here I am.”

“Always?” Cowell asked. Milligan affirmed, “Always.” At that point, Cowell got cagey, telling Milligan with a smirk, “Hopefully you’ll then be seeing us sooner than you think, because we are about to announce another show. It is about America bringing back the best-ever contestants, so hopefully, I have a feeling, maybe we’ll be seeing each other again soon. Are you up for it?”

“Absolutely,” Milligan replied.

Drake Milligan; Photo Courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC
Drake Milligan; Photo Courtesy of Trae Patton/NBC

Previously Appeared On America’s Got Talent During Season 17

The 25-year-old initially auditioned for America’s Got Talent with his original song “Sounds Like Something I’d Do.” In September 2022, he released his debut album, Dallas/Fort Worth, which features the song.

AGT wasn’t his first brush with reality television fame, as Milligan had initially gotten a chance to audition for American Idol in 2017 but felt he wasn’t ready for the platform.

“I hadn’t done hardly any writing,” he previously told Music Mayhem. “I hadn’t spent any time in Nashville, no work in the studio, and not a lot of work performing as myself. And so that was really kind of a moment of like, man, I really need to do this right rather than just get thrown up on national TV, not knowing who I am and what I wanna sing. And so I dropped out of the competition and moved to Nashville and just started writing.”

Signed To BBR Music Group

After signing with BBR Music Group, he was planning to release an album in March 2020, but those plans were scrapped due to the pandemic. That’s where AGT came in.

America’s Got Talent came along and I said, ‘You know what, I’m ready for this platform now, I know who I am,’” he recalled. “We’ve got all the pieces kind of together and why not take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to sing for millions of people, you know?”

The Texas native called his experience on the NBC show “a fever dream.”

Drake Milligan; Photo Courtesy of Trae Patton/America's Got Talent/NBC
Drake Milligan; Photo Courtesy of Trae Patton/America’s Got Talent/NBC

“Every time we come back here, you stay at the same hotel and there’s all the AGT acts, a ton of different acts,” he explained, “and just meeting all the different people, really talented people and getting to hang out with them.”

He added that the show was “a big confidence booster for me, because I’ve gone up there and just sang original music, and gotten a great response.”

To stay up-to-date with everything Drake Milligan, visit his official website HERE.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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