You may have watched him wow the judges – and America – on the America’s Got Talent stage this season. Or maybe you’ve seen him perform at a University of Rhode Island freshman orientation session. Well, now, you can see URI alumnus and magician Mat Franco talk about his America’s Got Talent experience during a URI Livestream interview. He may even throw in a few tricks, too.
Franco recently flew through the America’s Got Talent “Judgment Week” rounds, making it to the live shows at Radio City Music Hall, after he impressed judges Heidi Klum, Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Mel B with a picture he “painted” of Mandel.
Named 2013’s Best Male Performer by Campus Activities Magazine, Franco has been astonishing freshman orientation audiences at URI’s Kingston campus since he was a student. Most shows end with standing ovations. Franco, who grew up in Johnston, completed a full slate of shows for this year’s URI orientation program, which ran through the end of June.