Darci Lynne Farmer “America’s Got Talent” Audition Video: Mel B Uses Golden Buzzer For 12-Year-Old Ventriloquist

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Darci Lynne Farmer America's Got Talent Golden Buzzer

By Shari Weiss |

Darci Lynne Farmer America's Got Talent Golden Buzzer


Mel B used the Golden Buzzer for 12-year-old ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer on Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent” premiere. Watch the video below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, for the last few seasons the Golden Buzzer allows the judges to send the acts of their choice directly to the live quarterfinals, regardless of how anyone else on the panel feels. The catch: Each judge can only push the button once during the auditions. And Mel saw fit to do it during the very first episode.

With minutes left in the two-hour season 12 premiere, Farmer told the camera her rabbit puppet, named Petunia, “helped me find my voice” and “helped me come out of my shell.” She confessed, “Without my puppet with me, I never would’ve imagined walking out onto the ‘America’s Got Talent’ stage.” And though she admitted to struggling with shyness and even making eye contact, the tween began happily giggling as soon as she stood before the audience.

Asked why she was auditioning, Farmer told the judges, “It was one of my big dreams. But also I would really like to keep ventriloquism alive, because it’s not common.” And with that, Petunia began singing. The puppet even shushed Farmer when she tried to join in. The pair received a standing ovation, which prompted Farmer to burst into tears.

“I believe that that rabbit is a real separate person,” Howie Mandel said. “I love you and believe you’re gonna go far. You just changed your life tonight.” Simon Cowell told the contestant(s), “I’m going to remember you in a week, in a month, in a year. You’re both brilliant. And when you’ve got it, you’ve got it.”

Commented Heidi Klum, “I think what you do is really special, and I want to know where you found that bunny because that bunny can really sing. It was perfect from beginning to end.” And Mel told Farmer, “You make my heart melt. You were brilliant. I’m trying to describe how amazing it was. You know what?!”

And with that, the Spice Girl hit the Golden Buzzer. As confetti rained down, Farmer only cried even more. Check out the video below!

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