12-year-old ventriloquist wins America's Got Talent

A 12-year-old girl is getting a $1 million US prize and her own Las Vegas show after taking the America's Got Talent crown on the season 12 finale of the NBC reality competition.

Darci Lynne Farmer is 3rd ventriloquist to win the TV competition

Twelve-year-old Darci Lynne Farmer won the latest edition of America's Got Talent in Los Angeles on Wednesday. (Trae Patton/Associated Press)

A 12-year-old girl is getting a $1 million US prize and her own Las Vegas show after taking the America's Got Talent crown on the season 12 finale of the NBC reality competition.

Darci Lynne Farmer, of Oklahoma City, beat out another youngster, 10-year-old singer Angelica Hale, for the AGT title Wednesday by garnering the most votes from viewers. 

Farmer told The Associated Press after the show that she was "overcome with joy and luckiness."

Judge Heidi Klum said the girl "is the full package," adding that "she really touched people's hearts" and "made people laugh at home."

Farmer is the third ventriloquist to win the competition. Season 2 champ Terry Fator performed a duet with Farmer on the season finale and worked with her on her scripts.