Utica illusionist Leon Etienne will find out on Wednesday night if either of the judges who still have wildcard picks on America's Got Talent will select them to re-enter the competition.

Judges Howie Mandel and Howard Stern each have a wildcard pick left to use and it's expected that they'll have the opportunity to bring back a total of two acts at the end of Wednesday night's live show on NBC.

 

 

(Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
(Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

 

Local fans engaged in a Twitter campaign to get either Howard Stern or Howie Mandel to use their wildcard pick on Etienne say Twitter is the best way to reach out to the judges.

 

 

"When you Tweet out to one of the judges or the show, that message goes directly to the show," said Matt Episcopo, a local entertainer and friend of Etienne.

A wildcard pick, most likely announced at the end of Wednesday night's show, would re-enter Etienne and his partner Romy Low into the semi-finals, which are now underway.  Stern, who was the most vocal about the Etienne quarter-final performance, actually commented (on his satellite show) that he would consider bringing back the local duo.

Etienne, in a radio interview on First News with Keeler in the Morning, said they are currently performing on an Alaskan cruise ship; but, they already have a plan in place to return to New York if they were named a wildcard.

"We are so appreciative to the people of Central New York for their love and support," said Etienne, who proudly touts on the program that he's from Utica, NY.

Ettienne said that producers asked him to say he was from Syracuse on the program, because it was more recognizable, but he insisted on saying he was from Utica.

Click here for a list of AGT Twitter accounts and instructions to support Leon & Romy.

"It's always great to support any local talent," said Episcopo, "Leon is bringing a good thing to the area and we need to support him."

 

 

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