Darci Lynne Farmer won season 12 “America’s Got Talent” on Wednesday (Sept. 20), collecting a $1 million grand prize and a chance to headline a Las Vegas casino show. Before the results were revealed, all 10 finalists took to the stage one last time to perform with big-name talents. Farmer, a singing ventriloquist, did a duet with “AGT” season 2 winner Terry Fator. Watch their version of “Anything You Can Do” from the Irving Berlin musical “Annie Get Your Gun” above.
Farmer brought out her puppet Petunia, a wily rabbit, while Fator made music with his turtle Winston. Petunia had proven to be a good luck charm for Farmer It was her performance of “Summertime” with this puppet on the first audition episode of “AGT” back in May that inspired Mel B to hit her Golden Buzzer. That sent the 12-year-old straight through to the quarterfinals.
Farmer romped through that quarterfinal, where she sang “Who’s Lovin’ You” with Oscar the mouse. She then aced the first semifinal on Sept. 5, where she duetted on “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” with Edna the saucy senior citizen. And for her make or break moment on the final on Tuesday (Sept. 20), she sang with both Petunia and Oscar on “With a Little Help from My Friends.”
Gold Derby had been predicting that Farmer would win “AGT.” In our exclusive odds, she had the edge over another child performer, 10-year-old singer Angelica Hale. Were you happy with the result. Sound off in our comments section below.