Young ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer was named the winner of “America’s Got Talent” Season 12 on Wednesday night (Thursday morning in Manila).
She is the third ventriloquist to win the competition after Terry Fator in Season 2 and Paul Zerdin in Season 10.
According to her bio on the show's official website, Farmer’s mother entered her in a pageant at the age of six, hoping that she would gain more self-confidence since she was a very shy girl.
Since then, Farmer went on to join and win several other talent contests and pageants. It was in one of those contests that she participated in that she was inspired to try ventriloquism.
Aside from being a ventriloquist, Farmer also used to study gymnastics.
Here's a look back at Farmer’s journey on “America’s Got Talent,” starting with her audition that earned her a golden buzzer from judge Mel B.
Farmer first stepped onto the "AGT" stage when she auditioned on the show back in May along with her rabbit puppet Petunia. Judge Mel B fell in love with her performance that she gave Farmer the golden buzzer, sending her straight through to the live shows.
During the quarter-finals, Farmer charmed her “favorite judge” when her mouse puppet Oscar serenaded Mel B with a cover of The Jackson 5’s “Who’s Loving You.”
She marched her way into the semi-finals along with her old lady puppet Edna, with whom judge Simon Cowell had a crush on.
For her final act, Farmer brought the house down when she brought along with her Oscar and Petunia for a rare duet. The judges lauded her performance as it showed off not just her skill in ventriloquism but it also showcased her pitch-perfect singing voice.