Darci Lynne Farmer is one of America's brightest new stars.
In 2017, on the 12th season of, the world met Darci Lynne. While there were many talented performers on the season, the only one everyone could talk about week after week was Darci Lynne.
In the first episode of season 12, then 12-year-old ventriloquist earned the very first golden buzzer of the season from judge Mel B.
Each judge only gets on Golden Buzzer on . Guest judges are allowed to also buzz in. When an act gets the Golden Buzzer during the preliminary auditions, it means they skip the Judge Cuts portion of the show and they move straight on to the Live Shows.
From that first moment, it was pretty obvious that Darci Lynne was going to go all the way. She introduced a variety of different puppets to keep the judges on their toes.
Her audition video got over 21 million views on YouTube and Darci Lynne's finale performance got the most votes in history. Clearly, America loved Darci Lynne!
If you watched the show, you know that Simon Cowell is known for being the "tough" judge. Lucky for Darci Lynne, he was never tough on her. But that didn't stop Darci Lynne from teasing him! During one of her performances, she even had one of her puppets flirt with Simon.
The judge and ventriloquist recently reunited at NBC Upfronts, an event hosted by the network to showcase the upcoming TV show lineup. Simon and Darci were most likely both there on behalf of .
Darci shared a few photos of her new puppet meeting his inspiration on Facebook.
She captioned the set of photos:
Hey Simon Cowell, meet Simon… the puppet Do you see the resemblance??? Great to see you at the NBC Upfronts and thank you to Axtell Expressions for creating this awesome puppet! America's Got Talent.
Darci has over 700,000 fans on Facebook and over 400,000 on Instagram. She shared the cute photos from the NBC Upfronts on both social media platforms. Her fans were quick to say how much they love her and how they hoped she would visit their area soon.
One commenter said on Facebook:Great puppet! You are very very talented as you know. Hoping you come to Philadelphia at some point! So proud to see a wonderful young lady do wel
While another commenter had a similar sentiment:I wish I could see your show Daci I had just gotten out of the hospital the day before your show in Springfield, MO. Maybe you will be back this way soon.
She totally wowed the judges and earned herself a Golden Buzzer moment – which meant she automatically went into the competition and didn't have to fight for her spot in a second audition.
Check out her adorable routine with one of her favorite puppets below.