'Alter Ego': Milton Patton is eliminated, fans say he should be 'on tour'

'Alter Ego': Milton Patton is eliminated, fans say he should be 'on tour'
Wylie (Contestant Milton Patton) as seen on 'Alter Ego' (Michael Becker/FOX.)

Making it big in the music industry is far from easy. There are a lot of preconceived notions that latch themselves onto performers, with people assuming that if you look a certain way, you've to act in that manner. However, there is no fixed mould or singing style when showcasing your talents and artists should be allowed to express themselves above all else.

This is exactly why 'Alter Ego' provides singers with the perfect opportunity to display their talents and be judged on that, as opposed to their looks. With Alanis Morissette, Nick Lachey, Grimes and will.i.am as the judges, contestants are allowed to get as creative as they possibly can with thier avatars, to marry thier voice with their digital persona.


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For Milton Patton, a 30-year-old from Forrest City, Arkansas, singing Delta Blues has been a way of life, literally. He began singing at the age of six, inspired by his father and grandfather. He is passionate about his music and has even had record labels approach him, however, they always expect him to rap. Patton wants to give his family a better life and show the people of Forrest that even someone from a small town can make it big. When Alanis Morissette asked him why he was here, he said it was to blaze trails. He definitey set the stage on fire with his rendition of Brooks and Dunn's 'Boot Scootin' Boogie'. You can catch his performance here --


Although will.i.am said that he was surprised to see someone who sounded like his uncle perform while air humping, it wasn't enough to earn Patton a spot on the diamond. When it came down to the eliminations as well, the audience voted to save Fern and Phoenix Embers. The final judges' vote was between Patton and Orlando Deville, with the judges picking Orlando Deville to advance forward. For his exit song, Patton performed 'Check Yes or No' by George Strait and even earned a standing ovation from the judges.

Although Patton was eliminated and did not make it to the next round, he certainly seems to have made some new fans. "I hope someone saw Milton tonight and will give him a chance. Seems like he has what it takes, even without the Avatar. #AlterEgoFOX #AlterEgoOnFOX" tweeted a user. "@AlterEgoOnFOX #alteregoonfox I don't want Wylie to go. & they sent him home.He needs to be on a stage & on tour. I think Wylie should have been more creative maybe." added another. "#Grimes, admit it. You love #Wylie and the man behind him. #AlterEgoFOX #AlterEgoOnFOX" pointed out another. 








Catch 'Alter Ego' Season 1 on Wednesdays at 9/8c on Fox.

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