Now that child ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer has advanced to the Finals of “America’s Got Talent” 2017, our exclusive Gold Derby odds predict that she will win “AGT” by a huge margin. The 12-year-old girl with puppets has captured America’s heart with her many different talents: singing, stand-up comedy and, of course, ventriloquism. But do YOU think the Oklahoma native will win? Sound off by voting in our poll below.
If our readers’ predictions are true, Farmer will become the third ventriloquist champion — see full list of “AGT” winners — following Terry Fator in Season 2 and Paul Zerdin in Season 10. A victory for Farmer would also give Mel B eternal bragging rights on the long-running reality TV show, as she anointed the talented tyke with her Golden Buzzer back in the initial auditions. During Wednesday’s Semifinals 1 results show Mel B told Farmer that she thinks she’ll win the season, echoing our readers’ sentiments.
When Farmer performed Tuesday night during the Semifinals 1 episode of “America’s Got Talent,” the pre-teen introduced the country to a new puppet, a naughty old woman named Edna who had crush on Simon Cowell. Following the comedy routine, Edna broke into a version of Aretha Franklin‘s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” which she sang directly to Cowell. Edna was Farmer’s third puppet following her rabbit named Pentunia and her mouse named Oscar.
Besides Darci Lynne Farmer, four other acts made it through to the Finals of “Americas Got Talent” 2017: singers Evie Clair and Chase Goehring, comedian Preacher Lawson, and dog act Sara & Hero. These five acts will be joined by the five winning acts from next week’s Semifinals 2 live episodes to become the Final 10 of Season 12.
Be sure to make your predictions so that the contestants can see how they’re faring in our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the live shows air every Tuesday on NBC. You’ll compete to win bragging rights and a $100 Amazon gift certificate. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.