America’s Got Talent has a new pint-sized winner. Darci Lynne Farmer, the 12-year-old singing ventriloquist was crowned champion of AGT season 12.
Who’s A Ventriloquist? What’s Ventriloquism?
Ventriloquism, or ventriloquy, is an act of stagecraft where a person (a ventriloquist) changes his / her voice such that it appears that the voice is coming from elsewhere, often a puppeteered “dummy”.
“It’s more of a shock right now, it hasn’t even hit me, ” Darci Lynne told E! News after the show. “I haven’t any words, I’m speechless, but thank you America for voting for me—it’s crazy! ”
But where was her partner in crime, Petunia, during our interview?
“She is so exhausted. She demanded a nap, I’m not kidding, ” she joked.
Darci Lynne has big plans on her behalf prize money, including helping out at her church’s mission program, and then, “I have to get my mom a dishwasher since it doesn’t work and we need a fresh on, ” she said.
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Her final plan? Obtaining a pug. “I would love to get yourself a pug. A puppy, a baby pug, I just want one so very bad. I’m ready…I’m ready to undertake the puppy life, ” she said.
The judges, including Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Mel B and Heidi Klum weren’t astonished that it had been Darci Lynne who arrived on top in the big finale.
“It’s interesting, within the last two Howie it’s been really young 12-year-old girls whose lives have are changed forever, ” Howie said. “I think that’s America saying we embrace the near future, we embrace the purity of that child-like fun, inspirational talent. ”
Heidi said she predicted Darci Lynne’s big win, “because she has the full total package” with her singing, jokes and ventriloquism.