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URI alumnus Mat Franco ready to wow America’s Got Talent again

University of Rhode Island alumnus Mat Franco had the judges and audience jumping out of their seats with applause when he auditioned last month for America’s Got Talent.

The Newport magician and 2010 URI graduate will again try to win four yes votes from the judges when his second performance on America’s Got Talent airs Tuesday, July 22 at 9 p.m. on WJAR, NBC 10.

This week’s segments, part of “Judgment Week” and taped in New York City, will decide whether Mat and his fellow competitors will move on to the live rounds at Radio City Music Hall.

During his last performance on June 17, Franco earned a…


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