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From earning the coveted “Golden Buzzer” from judge Mel B with her unreal singing ventriloquism routine, it was clear Darci Lynne was destined to be a star. Following a string of seemingly impossible routines and 52 million votes cast, the singing ventriloquist was named the Season 12 winner over her fellow contestants.
During her stay on America’s Got Talent, some of her talented puppets developed crushes on the superstar judges. In one of her early performances on the hit talent competition, the 13-year-old’s elderly puppet Edna revealed she only had eyes for Simon Cowell.
“Where’s that Simon feller?” the puppet asked “Oh my my my my my. He’s a hit with the ladies in their eighties back at the home you know.”
In an attempt to express to Cowell how she feels, Edna serenaded the man of her dreams with Aretha Franklin’s “Natural Woman.” Midway through the flirty serenade, Darci Lynne carried Edna over to Cowell so she could get up close and personal to the British judge. Cowell was blushing and laughing by the end.
Since charming the nation with the help of her adorable puppets, the 13-year-old has made multiple high profile appearances including A Very Pentatonix Christmas, headlining her very own sold-out show at Vegas’ Planet Hollywood, and even hit the road on her first-ever tour in 2018.
You can watch her performance below.