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Fans petition for Austintown Fitch grad's return to "America's Got Talent"

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After being cut from "America's Got Talent" Tuesday night, an effort is underway to get Austintown Fitch graduate Daniel Ferguson back on the show.

On change.org, a fan started a petition Wednesday morning for the singing impressionist to get a Wild Card spot in the live shows.

The petition already had more than 200 signatures Wednesday night.

"I'm very thankful to have people backing me with this petition. It's something that I wouldn't have guessed would have happened because there are so many other great people on the show. But to have the fans support, it's a great feeling to have and it's something I'm never going to forget," Daniel stated.

Daniel said that he is blown away by the outpouring of support on social media.

"It definitely motivates me to continue to work harder and it makes my heart full just to see the amount of support and the amount of encouragement that all of these people, who to me are complete strangers. But just to see that they enjoy what I'm doing, it's a great feeling for me. It's something very difficult to describe, but it definitely makes me feel a lot more positive about the outcome of this experience," he explained.

Last year, Rubik's Cube magician Steven Brundage got a Wild Card spot after a petition with more than 2,500 signatures.

Ferguson is not getting his hopes up, but if he would get the opportunity, he plans to play and sing a well-known piano song with a better variety of characters. Some of the characters that he is considering are from the Muppets and Looney Tunes.

"There's always the possibility of a phone call or an email from one of the producers of the show. I'm certainly not going to get my hopes too high because I know there were a lot of great people who got cut who definitely deserve to go to the live show. But I know that it would be an amazing chance to sort of redeem myself and put together a better act that's worthy of the judge's approval for next time," Daniel said.

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