Drake Milligan maybe not won season 17 of America’s Got Talentbut he has a whole legion of fans supporting him in the next phase of his career.
After being billed as the first winner of NBC’s final episode, viewers were flabbergasted when the host Terry Crews announced that the country singer placed third in the competition. Although he didn’t win the coveted title and million dollar prize, Drake didn’t let the news get him down. In fact, shortly after the 2022 AGT Finals, he quickly took to social media to thank his fans for their support. Plus, he reminded people that there’s still a lot to celebrate, thanks to the release of his debut album. Dallas/Fort Worth.
“Okay, we made it – third place, baby!” he said in an Instagram video posted on September 15. “Thank you to everyone who voted. It was the trip of a lifetime. It changed my life and my new record Dallas/Fort Worth out tonight! Keep an eye on it. Thanks a lot.”
Without surprise, AGT fans were excited to find they would be hearing even more music from the Season 17 contestant. Many immediately took to his Instagram comments section to share their excitement about the album’s release. Other took the opportunity to congratulate Drake on his stellar run.
“Not winning is winning!!! No AGT contract. The world belongs to you. You are already won over and I can’t wait to see you on tour!!!” a fan wrote.
“You are the winner of my book! You made me love country again so thank you! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️,” one person wrote. “You should have won, but what a great start! You have fans for life! another viewer noted. “You killed him! Such a great performer! Such a pleasure to watch you!