These Kids Stole the Show on ‘America’s Got Talent’ — See Their Auditions! (VIDEOS)
Big talent comes in small packages!
Two amazing kids stole the show on last night’s premiere episode of America’s Got Talent Season 12.
Darci Lynne Farmer, a 12-year-old ventriloquist, killed her audition with her rabbit puppet Petunia and wowed all four judges — Simon Cowell, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and Heidi Klum.
“It was one of my big dreams. But also I would really like to keep ventriloquism alive, because it’s not common,” she told the judges before she began.
And, if you think talking with your mouth closed is hard, trying singing with your mouth closed!
Darci — well, Petunia — went on to belt the song “Summertime” and she of course received a standing ovation from everybody in the crowd, including the judges.
“I believe that that rabbit is a real separate person. I love you and believe you’re gonna go far. You just changed your life tonight,” Howie said.
Tough guy Simon echoed Howie’s comments, saying, “I’m going to remember you in a week, in a month, in a year. You’re both brilliant. And when you’ve got it, you’ve got it.”
“I think what you do is really special, and I want to know where you found that bunny because that bunny can really sing. It was perfect from beginning to end,” Heidi shared.
Mel B decided to take it a step further and used her golden buzzer to send the starlet all the way to the live shows!
The other star of the night was 12-year-old Merrick Hanna, who wowed the judges with his version of The Robot dance.
When asked who inspired him to audition, the budding star said, “Definitely my grandma, because she’s 80 years old and takes four dance classes a week.”
Not only did he impress the judges, the California native brought them all to tears with his emotional and poignant performance.
What was your favorite performance of the evening? Sound off below.
America's Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.