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The Morning Brew: OKC's Darci Lynne Farmer wins top prize on 'America's Got Talent'

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OKC's Darci Lynne Farmer wins top prize on 'America's Got Talent'

The Oklahoman's Brandy McDonnell reports:

From the moment a golden shower of confetti rained down on her during the Season 12 premiere, Oklahoma ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer was considered one of the favorites to win “American's Got Talent.”

And on Wednesday night, she did.

The 12-year-old singing ventriloquist from Oklahoma City, who consistently wowed the judges, the studio audience and the internet with her remarkable performances on the popular NBC talent show, won the $1 million grand prize and a Las Vegas headlining opportunity on Wednesday night's finale.

As sparkles and more confetti rained down on the stage, Darci's older brothers, Nick, 20, and Dalton, 17, rushed past host Tyra Banks to swoop up the girl, who burst into tears when her name was called.


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Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award... Read more ›