Singing opera isn’t easy, but Darci Lynne Farmer can do it with her mouth closed.
Now the 16-year-old singer and ventriloquist from Oklahoma — known for being one of the youngest contestants to ever win NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” — will showcase her unique skills at the 2021 Kansas State Fair.
Farmer will perform with her puppets — including her divaesque rabbit Petunia — at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Nex-Tech Wireless Grandstand.
In her live show, Darci Lynne will be accompanied by Petunia, along with her other puppet friends — shy and soulful mouse Oscar and a sarcastic old woman named Edna.
Before she became a sensation, Darci Lynne was a child who loved to sing but was so painfully shy she couldn’t share her talent with anyone outside of her family. Singing through her friends helped the young entertainer find a voice inside her she didn’t know she had.
Farmer first stepped into the national spotlight in 2017 at age 12 when she won “America’s Got Talent.” Her first appearance on the show has garnered over 63 million views on the show’s YouTube channel. In 2019, she returned to the AGT stage for “The Champions” season, receiving second place.