Darci Lynne Farmer, the singing ventriloquist who took the country by storm when she won “America’s Got Talent” Season 12, is returning to NBC on Tuesday, December 11 in her first-ever holiday special. “Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas” features the Oklahoma teenager celebrating the holidays with her puppet friends Petunia, Oscar, Edna and Katie as well as superstar guests Kristin Chenoweth, Toby Keith, Hunter Hayes, Pentatonix, Lindsey Stirling, Rickey Minor and Lonnie Chavis. Watch the preview trailer above.
And what would a Darci Lynne special be without appearances from the “AGT” judges who helped make her a household name? Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Darci Lynne’s Golden Buzzer mentor Howie Mandel are all set to appear in the hour-long program that was filmed recently in Oklahoma.
Darci Lynne is set to belt out such classic Christmas tunes as “Santa Baby,” “Mary, Did You Know?” and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” In addition, Chenoweth, who’s also a Oklahoma native, will perform “What a Wonderful World” for the live audience while Hayes will drop his new single, “This Christmas.” Farmer and Keith also take a trip to OK Kids Korral, a place where children are fighting cancer.
Don’t forget, Darci Lynne will also be appearing in NBC’s upcoming “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” when it premieres January 7, 2019. She’s one of 50 acts from around the globe who are returning to compete for the title of “AGT” Champion. Darci has had one of the most successful careers after leaving the reality TV show thanks to her nationwide tour.
Besides Darci Lynne, the other returning winners from the American version include singer Bianca Ryan (Season 1), dancer Kenichi Ebina (Season 8), ventriloquist Paul Zerdin (Season 10) and magician Shin Lim (Season 13). Are you happy to see Darci Lynne back on the “Americas Got Talent” stage? Sound off down in the comments section.