A 13-year-old ventriloquist has a very good chance of winning America's Got Talent because she's easily become a fan favorite during Season 12 of NBC's hit competition series! But since she didn't get a chance to perform on the Monday, Sept. 12 episode, fans are wondering is Darci Lynne still on AGT?
The answer is yes! The adorable Oklahoma native absolutely delighted fans and the judges with her best performance of the series during last week's episode. During each round, Darci brought out a different puppet with her in order to put on an amazing display of ventriloquism — first starting with a comedy bit and then breaking out into a song.
Her last performance was a bit of an ode to the most ornery judge on the panel — Simon Cowell. Darci introduced her puppet — an elderly firecracker named Edna Doorknocker who happened to have a huge crush on Simon. Edna then proceeded to serenade Simon with a rendition of R&B queen Aretha Franklin's 1968 hit "(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman."
Because of Simon's sometimes mean demeanor, most contestants would be nervous to perform in front of Simon — let alone dedicate an entire number to him, but Darci said he was a great sport about it. “He said that even though I was in huge trouble for embarrassing him in front of millions of people," Darci told Parade on the red carpet after her performance. "He still thought I was amazing and he thought what I did was brilliant.”
But even though she knows that she's got fans all across America, she is still as modest as can be and her plans for the $1 million prize she would receive if she won the competition proves just that. "I really, really want to give some money to my mission program at church because my church family is super important to me. They are super supportive of me," she said. "That’s what I’m going to do first but second, I have to get my mom a dishwasher because ours stinks and it doesn’t work, so we need a new one." Good luck in the finals, Darci Lynne!