Darci Lynne Farmer‘s entire life changed in a huge way when she was only 12 years old.
At that young age, Darci auditioned for the 12th season of America’s Got Talent. Her talent? Singing while performing ventriloquy at the same time.
The judges were amazed by Darci’s performance. They couldn’t believe how she was able to sing in character as her puppet, Petunia, without ever opening her mouth.
Judge Mel B ended up giving Darci her golden buzzer. Darci’s outstanding audition and gold buzzer moment went viral online, and was watched by millions.
Darci continued to stun the AGT judges and viewers with each subsequent performance. That’s why it came as no surprise when she was named as the winner of the season. She was still only 12 years old at the time (her 13th birthday was a few weeks later).
The young singer and ventriloquist went on to place second on the first season of AGT: The Champions in 2019.
Darci has maintained a busy schedule ever since. She had her own Christmas special, has toured all over the country, and has returned to perform on AGT as a guest.
The AGT champion is now 17. For those who remember Darci as the 12-year-old girl who won AGT, it’s hard to believe she’s not far from being considered an adult!
Darci is active on social media, so those who follow her have gotten the chance to watch her grow up through the years. But in case you haven’t checked in on Darci in a while, here are a few of her newest photos so you can see just how grown up she is!
Witness how Darci’s talent has grown over the years by watching her perform with one of her newest puppets, Ivan, in the video below. She’s incredible!