Darci Lynne




Age (at audition) 12; 13
Sex Female
Act Singing Ventriloquist
Seasons 12, The Champions
Position Reached Winner; Preliminaries

Darci Lynne was a singing ventriloquist act from Season 12 of America's Got Talent. She was the winner of the competition, claiming the $1,000,000 prize and the headlining of a show in Las Vegas. Darci returned for America's Got Talent: The Champions. There, she was eliminated in the Preliminaries, finishing her night in second place.


Darci Lynne Farmer lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was born on October 12, 2004. She is a ventriloquist. She first saw ventriloquism while at a church event, something clicked, and she decided she wanted to pursue ventriloquism. She asked her parents for a puppet to help her overcome her shyness, and on her tenth birthday, her parents surprised her with a puppet. Now, she would like to keep ventriloquism alive because it is not very common.

Darci has made several appearances on Little Big Shots UK.

Darci's parents are Clark and Misty Farmer. She has three brothers Nate, Dalton and Nick. Nick is the oldest and attends the University of Oklahoma. Dalton is in high school. Her youngest sibling is Nate. [1]


Darci Lynne's audition in Episode 1201 consisted of singing George Gershwin's "Summertime" in ventriloquism through her rabbit puppet, Petunia. Moved by her performance, Mel B pressed her Golden Buzzer to send Darci straight to the Quarterfinals.


Darci Lynne's Week 1 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1211 consisted of singing The Jackson 5's "Who's Lovin' You" in ventriloquism through her puppet Oscar. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave her standing ovations. Darci received enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1212 along with Angelica Hale.


Darci Lynne's Week 1 Semifinals performance in Episode 1217 consisted of singing Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" in ventriloquism through her puppet Edna Doorknocker. Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Heidi Klum gave her standing ovations. Darci received enough votes to advance to the Finals in Episode 1218 instead of Mike Yung.


Darci Lynne's Finals performance in Episode 1221 consisted of singing The Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" in ventriloquism through her puppets Oscar and Petunia. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave her standing ovations.


For the finale in Episode 1222, Darci sang "Anything You Can Do" from Annie Get Your Gun through her puppet Petunia with Terry Fator through his puppet Winston. Darci tripped over the first line of the song, but recovered and continued. Darci received enough votes to advance to the top 5 instead of Preacher Lawson. She was announced as the winner of Season 12 ahead of Angelica Hale, Light Balance, Mandy Harvey and Sara and Hero, winning $1 million and the headlining of a show in Las Vegas.

After the Show

Darci Lynne returned as a guest performer in Episode 1312 and sang "Show Off" from The Drowsy Chaperone in ventriloquism through her puppet Petunia.

The Champions Preliminary

Darci Lynne returned for The Champions. Her Preliminary performance in Episode TC02 consisted of singing Tina Turner's "Nutbush City Limits" and "Proud Mary" with her puppet, Oscar. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave her standing ovations.  It was revealed that the superfans voted Darci into the top 3 along with Cristina Ramos and Courtney Hadwin.  She received more votes than Courtney, but received fewer votes than Cristina, eliminating her from the competition.


  • Darci is the third ventriloquist to win the series, and the second in two years.
  • She, along with Grace VanderWaal, are the second-youngest winners of the show with Bianca Ryan being the youngest.
  • She is the third consecutive winning Golden Buzzer act.
  • She is the second singing ventriloquist to win, after Terry Fator in Season 2.
  • She is the third female to win following Grace VanderWaal and Bianca Ryan.
  • She is the first female ventriloquist to win.
  • Her Finals performance with over 12 million views has more views on the AGT YouTube channel than any other act's Finals performance.

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