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12-Year-Old Ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer Named America's Got Talent Frontrunner After STELLAR Final Performance!

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No wonder Darci Lynne Farmer is the frontrunner!!

During part one of the America's Got Talent finale, the 12-year-old ventriloquist blew away the judges and the audience with a KILLER performance of The Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends. Not only has Darci incorporated some fun comedy into her routine, but her vocal ability while performing ventriloquism is also nearly perfect.

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We mean, no wonder both Simon Cowell and Mel B called the youngster a shoo-in to win the talent competition. Following Darci's stellar performance, Cowell gushed:

"Tonight I just witnessed a star emerge, because you're special incredible, funny, talented and I think you're going to win."

Hear! Hear! Mel B shared a similar sentiment when she added:

"You are just hands down incredible. You're self taught, you were so shy and look at you now. When I gave you my golden buzzer I knew you could win this. You're so poised and I still don't know how you do it. I don't see your mouth moving. Amazing!"

Well said. Sadly, Simon has since backtracked his praise a bit as he dished in a recent interview:

"Normally I've learned this, but I always open my big mouth and say something that I'm like… ‘I shouldn't have said that.‘ But, you're in the moment, you're on live TV… I try to say whatever I want. I think she'll be in the top three, but I don't think it's going to be as obvious as people think tomorrow. I've just got a feeling. I wouldn't say there's going to be an upset, but say there may be some shocks tomorrow."

Hmmmm, very inneresting. Nonetheless, be sure to ch-ch-check out Darci's full finale performance (below)!!

The America's Got Talent winner will be announced tonight (September 20) on NBC!!

[Image via NBC.]

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