Darci Lynne Farmer
Darci Lynne Farmer lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is a ventriloquist. She first saw ventriloquism at her church. Something clicked, and she decided she wanted to pursue ventriloquism.
Darci Lynne - Santa Claus is Coming
Darci Farmer has an amazing voice. And she also spends a lot of time hiding it—or at the very least, confusing people. That’s what great ventriloquists do. At age 12, the pre-teen singer has become the youngest, fastest-rising ventriloquist on everyone’s radar.
Her America’s Got Talent audition for the judges—Simon, Heidi, Mel B. and Howie—was such a success that Mel B. hit the Golden Buzzer, meaning that Darci gets to go straight to the live shows.
Puppets and ventriloquists are popular on the show. Ventriloquists Terry Fator (Season 2) and Paul Zerdin (Season 10) have already walked away with the million dollar first place prize.
“I really think that’d be a fun experience and enjoyable for the whole family. And I really want to be on that stage in front of the judges,” says Darci, who believes you can learn from and roll with rejection. “It’s good to get critiqued, so you can get better—and I want to do that.” Wise beyond her years, Darci has the support of her entire family when it comes to pursuing her dreams.
Last summer at the Vent Haven Ventriloquism Convention in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, people—from novices to high-profile entertainers—were scrambling to the pre-teen with the bubbling personality and adorable puppet entourage. Darci and I spent a little time chatting about her journey into ventriloquism for my podcast, where she assured me that I’m not too old to throw my voice into the puppetry arena.
Darci credits another young girl with introducing her to the power of puppets. “It all started about three years ago when I went to a pageant in Las Vegas. I won the pageant with a girl who did ventriloquism, and in exchange for winning, we got to travel the United States and perform for a lot of shows and people. I was just so fascinated with ventriloquism and how she did it. I didn’t even know what it was before I saw her. And so I asked her for tips and pointers, and she was nice enough to give them to me.”
Darci went home, practiced in her mirror for a few weeks, and then asked her mother for a puppet. Misty Farmer wasn’t expecting that request from her daughter. "You’re a singer, not a ventriloquist,” recalls Darci, repeating her mom’s response, but a little persuasion and some talent can go a long way.
“I begged, and begged, and begged, and then she surprised me with an eBay puppet— because we didn’t know what we were doing— for my 10th birthday.”
Less than two years later, Darci would be collecting professional puppets that would join her on stage to wow audiences and fans— including Steve Harvey, the host of NBC’s Little Big Shots, where Darci was joined by her puppet sidekick and yodeling companion Katie.
Darci Lynne: Ventriloquist Sings With A Little Help From Her Friends - America's Got Talent 2017
After Grace VanderWaal wowed last season, a new young talent has taken over America’s Got Talent Season 12. Darci Lynne Farmer is not your average ventriloquist or singer. She’s both! And at the age of just 12, she’s the best singing ventriloquist we’ve seen on America’s Got Talent, so far.
#1. Ventriloquism Got Darci Lynne Farmer Out of Her Shell
#3. She is a Pageant Girl
#4. She is a Gymnast
#5. Her Goal is Winning AGT
12-Year-Old Singing Ventriloquist Gets Golden Buzzer - America's Got Talent May 30th 2017
Darci Lynne Thanks Mel B for Giving Her the Golden Buzzer - America's Got Talent 2017
Darci takes control of little Dawn | Little Big Shots
Darci's Duet Blows The Audience Away | Little Big Shots
Darci and Edna Doorknocker
Cinderella International Pageant age 11
Darci Farmer Cindrella International
Darci with friends Scarlett & Okie
Darci appears on NBC's "Little Big Shots"
Little Big Shots Eleven Year Old Ventriloquist Episode Highlight YouTube 360p Edit
Darci & Katie Routine
Darci & Katie Yodeling Faster
Darci & Katie Yodeling Cowgirl
Darci & Petunia Rabbit
Okie Elvis Impersonation
Darci Farmer singing Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Darci Farmer Katie2 DEMO