A talented young ventriloquist and singer, Darci Lynne gained widespread fame after winning the 12th season of the reality competition show “America’s Got Talent” in 2017, at just 12 years of age. Darci captivated audiences with her incredible ventriloquism skills, using a variety of puppets to perform comedy routines and sing songs. Since her win, Darci has continued to perform in various television shows and at live events, showcasing her unique talent and charming personality.

From her early days in Oklahoma to her triumph in the show “America’s Got Talent” and beyond, Darci’s journey is one of determination, talent, and boundless creativity.

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Early Life and Education

Born Darci Lynne Farmer under the zodiac sign of Libra on 12 October 2004, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA, she was raised by her parents, Misty and Clarke, alongside her three brothers, Nick, Nate and Dalton.

Growing up, Darci displayed a love for singing from a young age, but despite her natural talent, she struggled with shyness when it came to performing in front of others. However, her life changed when she participated in the 2014 International Cinderella Scholarship Program. It was there that she met Laryssa Bonacquisti, a talented young ventriloquist, who inspired Darci to explore ventriloquism herself. Under the mentorship of ventriloquism coach Gary Owen, Darci began honing her new craft, eventually winning contests such as Edmond’s Got Talent and Oklahoma’s Got Talent.

Professional Career

Darci’s breakout moment came when she appeared in the TV series co-created by Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, entitled “Little Big Shots” in 2016, showcasing her skills alongside her puppet, Katie. Darci sang Patsy Montana’s song “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart”. However, it was her unforgettable performance in “America’s Got Talent” in 2017 that propelled her to stardom. With her puppet Petunia, Darci mesmerized both the judges and viewers by singing “Summertime” from “Porgy and Bess” by George Gershwin, ultimately winning the competition. Mel B, one of the judges, was so impressed by Darci’s performance that she slammed the Golden Buzzer, sending Darci straight to the live shows.

Throughout the live shows, Darci continued to showcase her extraordinary talent with a series of captivating performances. From her comedic banter with her puppet characters to her stunning vocal performances, Darci never failed to leave a lasting impression on both the judges and the audience. With her final performance, a heartwarming duet with her puppet Petunia, Darci solidified her status as a fan favorite and ultimately claimed the title of “America’s Got Talent” champion. Her victory not only cemented her status as a rising star, but also revived interest in ventriloquism as an art form.

Following her win, Darci embarked on a series of successes, including appearances in world-popular programs, such as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Today”. Darci collaborated with renowned ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, and made an appearance in his video, “The Haunted House on Dunham Hill”. Her national tour, “Darci Lynne and Friends Live”, showcased her versatility and charm, captivating audiences across the country.

Continued Success and Expansion

Darci’s talent extends beyond the stage, as she continues to inspire and uplift others through charity work and motivational speaking engagements. In 2019, she returned to “America’s Got Talent: The Champions”, further solidifying her status as a fan favorite. Despite not winning, Darci’s impact on the show and its audience was undeniable.

In the years that followed, Darci continued to expand her repertoire, appearing in various television shows, and even venturing into acting with a role in the 2022 movie “A Cowgirl’s Song”. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to spreading joy and positivity have endeared her to fans around the world.

In 2024, Darci Lynne was confirmed as a participant in “America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League”. For her qualifying performance, she teamed up with Heidi Klum, who was her mentor, and introduced a novel act. In this innovative routine, Darci showcased her versatility by playing the guitar while her famous puppet Petunia rocked out independently. Despite facing criticism from Mel B and Simon, Darci secured enough votes to progress to the semi-finals.

During the semi-finals, Darci took another creative approach, performing solo. Her solo act received praise from Simon, highlighting her adaptability and skill. However, despite her efforts, Darci was among the acts that didn’t secure a spot in the top three of the semi-finals, resulting in her elimination from the competition.

What is Darci Doing Today?

As of today, Darci Lynne has gracefully transitioned into a new phase of her career as a singer-songwriter. At 19, she’s confidently stepping into the spotlight with her debut single “Push Our Luck”, a catchy tune that reflects her journey into adulthood. While her ventriloquism talents have garnered her widespread acclaim, Darci Lynne is now embracing her vocal abilities as a solo artist. Alongside her blossoming music career, she’s navigating the typical experiences of a teenager, from exploring new relationships to reminiscing about past ones. Despite her rapid rise to fame, Darci Lynne remains grounded, staying true to her passion for music while delighting fans with her infectious charm and relatable lyrics.

Future Endeavors and Legacy

As Darci Lynne continues to evolve as an artist, her legacy as a pioneer in ventriloquism and entertainment is already firmly established. With each performance, she leaves an indelible mark on audiences, inspiring countless others to pursue their dreams with passion and determination. As she looks to the future, one thing is clear: Darci’s star will continue to shine brightly, illuminating the world with her unique talent and unwavering spirit.

Her journey from a shy girl with a dream to a global sensation is a testament to the power of talent, but also perseverance. Darci’s ability to captivate audiences with her unique blend of ventriloquism, singing, and comedy has made her a true icon in the entertainment industry. As she continues to push boundaries and inspire others, Darci’s legacy will likely endure for generations to come.

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