When 12-year-old ventriloquist Darci Lynne strutted onto the America's Got Talent stage, the judges—and America—had no idea what they were in for. The small but mighty Darci Lynne and her bunny partner in crime Petunia came out giggling, and no matter how hard he tried, not even the curmudgeonly Simon Cowell couldn't poop on on the pure, unadulterated cuteness.
The young Oklahoma City native introduced her act, saying it was a dream of her's (and Petunia's!) to appear on the show, because “I want to keep ventriloquism alive because it’s not common, you know?”
Ventriloquism has been important to Darci and not just for the performance aspects. "Ventriloquism kind of helped me find my voice. It’s really helped me come out of my shell. My shyness is getting better," she told KFOR.
As soon as Darci Lynne opened her mouth (well, didn't open her mouth—that's what makes her a ventriloquist), the judges, the audience, and America were stunned.