A 12-Year-Old Ventriloquist Won America's Got Talent

Thursday, 21 Sep, 2017

"But America's Got Talent has given me a voice and more confidence than I could ever have". When I gave you my brilliant ringer I knew you could win this.

Before the big name was revealed, the finale kicked off with a bit of a victory lap as each of the performers took the stage for a brief showcase with a celebrity. Hale and fellow contestant Kechi Okwuchi performed with Clarkson on stage to sing the pop star's hit Stronger. Sadly, it couldn't be all fun and games for the finalists, as nine had to be sent home with nothing.

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Evie Clare and Chase Goering both got to perform with James Arthur.

In the Quarter-Finals, Darci impressed once again to make the semi-finals this week where she topped the public vote to make the grand final later this month.

Illuminated dance troupe Light Balance came in third in the competition.

No wonder Darci Lynne Farmer is the frontrunner!

Fifth place was the dog act Sara and Hero, which is a bit of a shocker but proof that Simon Cowell's push for the act early on was worthwhile.

Runner-up Angelica Hale, the 10-year-old singer, embraced Darci after the results were announced.

Okwuchi who looked radiant in a attractive gown basked in her victory as she took to her Instagram page to thank her fans for supporting her all through her time at the show.

As for Darcy, when she was asked what she was going to do with all the money she won on "America's Got Talent", she said the first thing she has to get is a dishwasher for her mother and maybe also a fridge.

She also took the prizes - $1 million and headlining spot in Las Vegas. In adults 18-49, "AGT" is up year to year by 10 percent (3.4 vs. 3.1), making this its highest-rated season since 2013.

Darci already has plans for her $1 million winnings: she's going to donate some to her church, buy her mom a new dishwasher (theirs is now broken) and adopt a pug.