Darci Lynne Farmer is a lot of things you wouldn’t expect from a 12-year-old girl. Yes, she’s tiny and cute, but she’s also an unbelievable ventriloquist! Not even the judges at ‘America’s Got Talent’ could handle her, and they gave her the Golden Buzzer in her audition on Tuesday (May 30).
With AGT Season 12 kicking off on Tuesday, new people with amazing abilities joined the show expecting to get enter the path of fame. A particular contestant stood out at the auditions: a little blonde girl called Darci Lynne from Oklahoma City. Darci is joined by her puppet Petunia, a rascally rabbit.
She looked so adorable and innocent when walking onstage that nobody expected what followed. When she got ready, Darcy started to sing Gershwin’s “Summertime” from their hit ‘Porgy and Bess’ with a sweet little voice. But was soon overpowered by Petunia, who canalized the little girl’s incredible voice – with her mouth closed.
Everyone was blown away with her act – including all four judges: Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Mel B. The former Spice Girl even gave her the desired Golden Buzzer – the only of the night –. Meaning that she will be going straight to the live semi-finals and is protected from elimination.
Darci began doing ventriloquism to overcome her shyness
Right before her performance, she told the judges that she loved doing ventriloquism because “it isn’t that common anymore.” But she also revealed that she began working with puppets just two years ago to help her overcome her shyness and Petunia helped her find her own voice.
Well, it did help her! Not everyone has the guts to perform on national TV in front of hundreds of people, one of the most feared British men, an ex-Spice Girl, a German supermodel and a Canadian celebrity.
Even Tyra Banks, who was waiting with Darci’s mother in the wings of the stage, was shocked after hearing the child’s powerful performance through her sealed lips.
“I love you and I believe you are going far, you just changed your life tonight.” Mandel said to Darci, who didn’t just prove that she’s a talented ventriloquist, but also an amazing singer. She said that she aspires to sing on Broadway when she gets older.
Of course, her performance has already gone viral. After being uploaded to Youtube it has already been viewed 14 million times, and about 135 million times on Facebook. Don’t miss it and check it out below!