Bring back Spencer Horsman as a Wildcard
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Bring back Spencer Horsman as a Wildcard

    1. Stephanie Huff
    2. Petition by

      Stephanie Huff

      House Springs, MO

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August 2012

Victory

WE DID IT!! Ok, Spencer and his amazing talent did it :) But we're supporting him all the way, right? Now the next order of business is to VOTE our fingers off next week to make sure he makes it through to the semi-finals! Can't wait to see you back on my TV Spencer!

Spencer Horsman was a contestant in the top 48 of America's Got Talent. He's a wonderfully talented escape artist who was sent home on week 3 of the Quarter Finals. I don't feel that this was a fair assesment of his talent and abilities, he should have advanced on to the semi-finals.

During his performance this week he attempted an 'illusion/escape'. He was placed in a steel straight jacket, padlocked in to a bank bag and then lifted 15 feet in the air on a platform above a bed of spikes. He had 45 seconds to escape before the bottom of the platform fell out and he dropped to the spikes below.

This act was very reliant on the technology to work and everything to time out just perfectly for the maximum effect. If you watch the clip back, you can tell that the technology failed him, the scrim covering him came down too soon, obscuring the whole trick from the very beginning and the bottom of the platform dropped too soon, a solid 12 seconds too soon. Both things combined together to bring the drama factor way up if all had gone off correctly, but when they didn't the effect was brought way down.

In my opinion, this was no fault of Spencers and takes nothing away from his talent and abilities and that's why I think he deserves to be brought back as a wildcard and why you should sign this petition to help this happen.

Just as I would never ask anyone to vote blindly for someone based soley on my say-so, I don't ask you to sign this blindly, posted below please find links to his three performances on the show so you can see how wonderful he is for yourselves:

First audition in St. Louis:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-lppLHwMF4

Vegas audition:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPoNrThS9zM

Quarter Final Live Show:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vfpavgkW20

As you can see from these clips, a good portion of his act is timing, he's fantastically talented but the timing is what puts you on the edge of your seat, the timing was off in the live show and it wasn't his fault.

Please sign.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Wild Card Predictions

      Stephanie Huff
      Petition Organizer

      We're not the only ones who know he deserves another chance!

    3. Five Acts to Bring Back for WildCard

      Stephanie Huff
      Petition Organizer

      And look who's number 2 on the list :)

    4. Spencer Horsman Happy with Latest Escape

      Stephanie Huff
      Petition Organizer

      Super cute interview after last weeks escape :)

    5. 500 Signatures in 4 Days!

      Stephanie Huff
      Petition Organizer

      This is truly awesome everyone. Spencer has amazing fans and I'm so proud of how hard everyone is working to get the word out and circulate this petition! Remember to keep sharing it everywhere you can, invite all your FB friends to the 'event' and post the link on your walls, tweet and re-tweet it, email it out to your address books, and whatever else you can think of! If we had the time I know we could easily get 10,000 signatures for this incredibly talented fellow, as it is, time is short and we all need to keep that in mind! Wild card is right around the corner.

      Also, keep tweeting to our loveable judges so so they take notice of what we're doing here; @MrsSOsboune // @HowardStern // @howiemandel And remember, our friend Howie is on twitter through the whole live show...might be a good time to tweet him...just sayin ;)

      Again, great job everyone! Keep up the good work!!

    6. Reached 500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Leik Hawkins BALTIMORE, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      Spencer is talented and deserves to be back!

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    • Margaret Began OWOSSO, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      Because he deserves to be in the running for AGT!

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    • Sterling Selby SPRINGTOWN, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I think he is extremely talented and I love the fact that he has been performing since he was so young.Also,It's really neat that he is intersted in the older styles of magic and is trying to keep the style going.I just love how different he is.I have never seen anyone else quite like him and I for one think he deserves another chance.

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    • sallie sandruck BALTIMORE, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      Spencer 's performances were GREAT! Nothing you see in this day and age. Nerve wracking!!!!

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    • Joe Brennan BALTIMORE, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      Death defying escapes YES but an American talent has to put on a show which will also include magic & illusion. Spencer seems able to do it ALL! Bring him BACK!

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