Utica's Mind Artist Robert Channing was watching closely on Tuesday night to see if he has made it on this season's America's Got Talent on NBC.

The performer, who lives in New Hartford, has been waiting since April when he auditioned in New York City, to see if he officially landed a spot in the competition on the show.

There was one positive note for Channing on Tuesday night's show.  During the promo that highlighted scenes from the upcoming season, his act was featured.


Channing, who is originally from Newport, has been traveling the world performing as a 'mind artist' since the 1980's.  Earlier this year, he performed with Leon Etienne and Romy Low at Utica's Stanley Theater when he debuted his 'speed art' technique in front of a sell-out crowd.  His AGT audition featured the same stunt; but, this time instead of painting Etiienne and Low, he painted someone else.

Leon Etienne and Romy Low were finalists on America's Got Talent last season. America's Got Talent is back on NBC next Tuesday at 8 p.m..

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