Tweet: “Howard! Bring Leon Etienne Back as Your AGT Wildcard Tonight!”
It all comes down to one live hour of "America's Got Talent" tonight starting at 9 on NBC (WKTV-Utica) and a local group is asking for viewers to use Twitter to send a strong message to the judges.
Eliminated from the show earlier this month, Leon Etienne and Romy Low will have one last shot to re-enter the national competition in their quest for a $1 million prize and a chance at their own Vegas show.
AGT judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel each have to make their wildcard pick and they're expected to announce it during tonight's live broadcast. The two acts picked will be brought back into the competition, most likely to perform next Tuesday night during the semi-final round.
"Twitter is the best way to get the message to the judges," said local entertainer Matt Episcopo. "People can Tweet to the two remaining judges right up until showtime."
Episcopo was in the audience when Etienne performed during the quarterfinals and during an interview with Keeler in the Morning, said he thought the performance was spectacular. Unfortunately, Howard Stern didn't agree and voters across the country followed suit, sending the Utica act home.
"The wildcard rule is an awesome opportunity for Leon and Romy to get back in and show this area what they're really made of," said Episcopo.
Here's how to Tweet your message to the judges and AGT.
Copy and paste these two simple messages and Tweet them individually:
If you don't have Twitter, you can sign up easily here.
During previous shows, the wildcard is announced during the last 15 minutes of the program, or between 9:45 and 10:00 p.m. tonight.