One very upset AMERICA’S GOT TALENT viewer has launched an online petition to bring back booted contestant Andrew De Leon.
Andrew, 19, is the goth-looking opera singer who fumbled his call back performance in Las Vegas and ended up getting sent home — despite being one of the most popular acts of the season.
The shocking elimination has set off an internet firestorm with hundreds of angry fans vowing never to watch the show again. (Check out the comments below our exclusive interview with Andrew from last week!)
Many people — including us — believe there is simply no way that Andrew won’t be invited back as a wild card act next month. But Heather Rae Schiltz, a single mom from Thornton, Colorado isn’t taking any chance. She’s already rounded up more than 1600 virtual signatures in her quest to get the make-up artist from Austin, Texas reinstated.
“Andrew De Leon has touched the hearts of many with his remarkable talent, and his story,” she writes. “We don’t believe it was fair for certain acts to be allowed to move forward to New York, while Andrew was sent home for a case of “The Nerves”. We, the undersigned respectfully ask that the Judges rethink their stance and allow Andrew to move forward in the America’s Got Talent competition as a Wild Card…. It was far too soon to stifle this young man’s dream!!!”
What do you think: does Andrew deserve to come back? Will you sign the petition? We want to hear from you, America!