OKLAHOMA CITY — A girl’s ventriloquist act is going viral after she received the “Golden Buzzer” on “America’s Got Talent.”
12-year-old Darci Lynne Farmer of Oklahoma City, brought her puppet, Petunia the rabbit, to the show to perform, KFOR reports.
“I first saw ventriloquism at my church. Something clicked and I was like ‘I want to do that,’” she said.
She asked her parents for a puppet to help overcome shyness. On her 10th birthday, her parents surprised her with a puppet.
It wasn’t easy. Farmer said she was nervous to come out on stage because of how shy she is, but following her dreams, she decided to enter the show.
“Well, it was one of my big dreams, but also I would like to keep ventriloquism alive because it’s not common, you know?” she said.
Farmer was given the Golden Buzzer by Mel B, meaning she advances to the live shows.
“Ventriloquism kind of helped me find my voice. It’s really helped me come out of my shell. My shyness is getting better,” Farmer said.
The judges praised her performance and the audience gave her a standing ovation.
“I believe that that rabbit is a real separate person. I love you. I believe you’re gonna go far. You just changed your life tonight, young lady,” Howie Mandel said.
“We had an act early on who were very good, but I’m not gonna remember them in an hour. I’m gonna remember you in a week, in a month, in a year. You’re both brilliant and when you’ve got it, you’ve got it,” Simon Cowell said.