I don’t know about you guys, but ventriloquism is something that has always fascinated me.
It’s been said that most people can learn the technique and basic principles of the stage act pretty quickly, but to get really good at it requires years of practice.
That’s why it’s hard to not be impressed by 12-year-old Darci Lynne — who despite her young age is already a professional ventriloquist.
When Darci Lynne stepped up on stage of ‘Americas Got Talent’ to compete in the semifinal, she had a new trick up her sleeve. And by trick, I of course mean — a new doll.
Darci brought a new friend named Edna, who seemed to be very interested in celebrity judge Simon Cowell.
After being on the stage for a while, Edna begins to flirt with the toughest of all judges, making the whole audience laugh at her hilarious prank.
But that’s not all — wait until you hear this doll start singing a real classic…
What a show!
You have to agree that 12-year-old Darci Lynne is a brilliantly talented entertainer!
Keep in mind she’s both a ventriloquist and a singer with a beautiful voice!
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