12-year-old ventriloquist wins America's Got Talent
Darci Lynne Farmer is 3rd ventriloquist to win the TV competition
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.
That moment when <a href="https://twitter.com/ItsDarciLynne">@ItsDarciLynne</a>'s dreams became a reality. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DarciLynneWins?src=hash">#DarciLynneWins</a> <a href="https://t.co/5WOHwifl6O">pic.twitter.com/5WOHwifl6O</a>—@AGT
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."
About last night. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AGT?src=hash">#AGT</a> <a href="https://t.co/tKtS2sW5Vj">pic.twitter.com/tKtS2sW5Vj</a>—@AGT
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.
This is a proud moment for us. <a href="https://twitter.com/ItsDarciLynne">@ItsDarciLynne</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/terryfator">@terryfator</a> in one epic performance! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AGTFinale?src=hash">#AGTFinale</a> <a href="https://t.co/JKvVva8KYS">https://t.co/JKvVva8KYS</a>—@AGT