When I first came across the video of Darci Lynne Farmer’s act on America’s Got Talent, I wasn’t sure what to expect. After seeing she was noted as a ventriloquist, I admittedly thought her performance was going to be another run-of-the-mill act. However, once Farmer and her rabbit puppet got going — my mind was blown.
Farmer approaches the stage, giggling, alongside her bunny Petunia. She tells Simon Cowell that being on the show was “one of my big dreams” and continues on to say, “I want to keep ventriloquism alive because it’s not common.”
She’s not wrong there. I think the last time I person I saw doing ventriloquism was Joey on Full House. With that as my reference, I expected this charming girl to start cracking jokes via Petunia, but boy, was I wrong!
The 12-year-old’s act shocked the judges and all of the internet by belting out Ella Fitzgerald’s “Summertime” with her mouth SHUT. It’s truly unbelievable to see, and the rest of the world clearly agrees. The video has received over 55 million views, 928K shares, 81K comments, and 1.5 million shares since being post less than a day ago. It’s no surprise the judges decided to send Farmer right to the live show.
I’m going to boldly speak on behalf of the rest of the country and say we can’t wait to cheer Darci on!