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‘AGT’ Season 12 Winner Darci Lynne Uses Her Dad as a Puppet in Hilarious Duet Video

Darci Lynn Becomes First Ventriloquist to Win America's Got Talent Season 12NBC/Instagram

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In 2017, singer and ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer won NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Since her time on AGT, Darci Lynne has embarked on numerous national tours, appeared on stage and even blew up on the social media scene. Regardless of her success, she still finds time to spend quality time at home and bond with her father.

Ventriloquist Darci Lynn Wins America’s Got Talent Season 12


Darci Lynne garnered over 67 million views and counting on AGT’s YouTube. She received the most votes for a final performance in the history of the show. She won the hearts of America with her sweetheart disposition and undeniable talent.

Who is Darci Lynne Farmer?

Originally from Oklahoma, Farmer grew up participating in talent-based pageants to overcome her shy demeanor and gain confidence. When she was introduced to ventriloquism, she quickly took to the skill and began competing in talent competitions in Oklahoma and beyond, after only two weeks. This ultimately landed her at one of the biggest talent competitions on television.


Aside from winning season 12 of America’s Got Talent, Darci Lynne also placed runner up on America’s Got Talent: Champions in 2020. Now, the talented ventriloquist is 16-years-old, and still honing her craft. Since her time on AGT, she has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, opened for Fergie at Caesar’s Palace on New Year’s Eve, and starred in her own NBC Christmas Special.

Darci Lynne has also made a number of television appearances and was seen on NBC’s Little Big Shots, Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship, Nickelodeon’s All That, Ellen, NBC’s The Kelly Clarkson Show, and The Today Show.


Darci Lynne Duets With Father in Hilarious Social Media Video

Lately, Darci Lynne has been spending time with her family and making memories. That includes making funny TikTok and Instagram videos to share with the world. The singing ventriloquist has over eight hundred thousand followers on Instagram and over two million followers on Tiktok. We now know that she is not the only talented person in her family. We love when she shares their talents with her global audience. Her father has some serious pipes!


It’s apparent that this is only the beginning for Darci Lynne. She will continue to be on a trajectory to success.

EDIT: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Darci Lynne was the youngest contestant to ever win AGT and that she was the first ever ventriloquist to win the show. Bianca Ryan won the show at the age of 11, younger than when Darci Lynne won, and Paul Zerdin is another ventriloquist who has won the show.

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