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3 Mid-Southerners sent home from 'America's Got Talent'

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(WMC-TV) - NBC's hit show "America's Got Talent" said goodbye to three people from the Mid-South who made it to Las Vegas. But it might not be the last we seen of them.

"I'm gonna be somebody," said Milton Patton, a country singer from Forrest City, AR, who wow'ed the judges during his AGT audition. "I'm gonna be somebody. I'm gonna be the one who makes the change."

Patton says the first time he heard country music it made an impression.

"On my way to work I heard this song 'Whiskey Lullaby' and I was like, 'Man I really like this song.' And it related to a lot of stuff that was going on like, heck yeah, so from then on I just started going with that, like Merle Haggard, Waylon, George Jones, Willie, all that type of stuff," he explained.

The 21-year-old electrician had high hopes in Vegas but for some reason the judges sent him home.

"I was upset because the answer I got," he said. "But I was happy because I proved a point to a lot of people that I made it this far."

Neither Patton nor Memphis singer Paul Thomas Mitchell moved on but they could be brought back as a "wild card". But at least they were profiled and had their stories told. The same cannot be said for Jessica Joyner.

The 20-year-old from Lamar, Mississippi, was good enough to make it to Las Vegas, but was only seen in the background for a few seconds. Her song and her story did not make it on TV.

"They're trying to fit so many people on one show that not everyone can have their moment on 'America's Got Talent,'" said Joyner.

Joyner remains upbeat, just like Patton and Mitchell. All three say "America's Got Talent" gave them the confidence to pursue a musical career.

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