Ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer performs on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Semifinals 1 with naughty puppet named Edna [WATCH]

Child ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer performed Tuesday night during the Semifinals 1 episode of “America’s Got Talent” 2017. The 12-year-old singer/comedian/ventriloquist earned Mel B‘s Golden Buzzer back in the initial auditions and is now Gold Derby’s pick to win Season 12. Did Farmer’s latest performance — her third so far on the show after “Summertime” and “Who’s Lovin’ You” — continue delighting audiences? Watch Darci Lynne Farmer’s “Americas Got Talent” recap video above from NBC’s reality TV show.

This time around, Farmer introduced the country to a new puppet, a naughty old woman named Edna who had crush on Simon Cowell. “Don’t worry, Darci, Simon knows mouth-to-mouth,” said Edna about whether the youthful Cowell would give her a heart attack. Following the comedy routine, Edna broke into a version of Aretha Franklin‘s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” The act ended with Farmer bringing Edna down to the judges’ table where Edna sang directly to Cowell.

Three of the “AGT” judges — Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel — gave Farmer a standing ovation, while Cowell was too busy laughing to stand up. Here is a breakdown of their praises:

Cowell: “Edna, I’ve got a bit of a crush on you. Darci, you are in big trouble but that aside, this was brilliant. And let me tell you why it was brilliant, because you’re funny and you’ve got a wicked sense of humor and I’m imagining in my head now, kind of a ‘Sesame Street’ type of show for you. I think you are heading, when I say the big time, this is big, this is where you’re heading, young lady.”

Mel B: “The first moment you walked onto this stage, I was just mesmerized. You’re self-taught, you’re 12 years old, I hit that Golden Buzzer and I said to myself, ‘She can easily, easily win this show, 100 percent. 100 percent.’ You’ve just got what it takes, and in Armenian we would say, sirum yem k’yez, I love you. She’s incredible.”

Klum: “My gosh, you really are a class act. You know what, you’re bringing ventriloquism to the next level. Who knew that you could make so many different voices? You’re incredible.”

Mandel: “This is amazing. What a night. This has been one of the most amazing nights we’ve ever had on ‘AGT.’ You, young lady, have a great chance of winning it. It’s amazing. Only five can go through, so you should be one. America’s gotta vote. And I think Simon, you’re amazing, that you can actually make a puppet feel like a natural woman!”

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