Before we go further….. Lets clarify what ventriloquism is……
Ventriloquism, or ventriloquy, is an act of stagecraft in which a person (a ventriloquist) changes his or her voice so that it appears that the voice is coming from elsewhere, usually a puppeteered “dummy”. The act of ventriloquism is ventriloquizing, and the ability to do so is commonly called in English the ability to “throw” one’s voice.
That being said…
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 Nick.
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 performed “Anything You Can Do” from Annie Get Your Gun with Jeff Dunham and Terry Fator. She 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 the show in Las Vegas.
- Darci is the third ventriloquist to win the series, and the second in three years.
- She ties Grace VanderWaal as the second-youngest winner in the show’s history.
- 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