Placing Darci Lynne Farmer at the end of America’s Got Talent‘s first live show was no accident.
On Tuesday night, the 12-year-old ventriloquist returned to the AGT after nailing her audition back in May that earned her a Golden Buzzer and went viral. This time, not only did she lend her flawless (closed-mouth) singing voice to a puppet, like she did the first time, but she added some more humor to her act.
Darci presented her “new friend,” Oscar the stuttering mouse, who confessed that he had fallen in love with Mel B, the judge who chose to give Darci the Golden Buzzer.
Though Darci told him that that would be a problem — him being a mouse and her being a human and all — he retorted, “I didn’t think that would be an issue, I mean, Heidi was married to a Seal.” The joke killed.
Then, Oscar went into The Jackson 5’s Who’s Lovin’ You, and the song wasn’t over before the crowd was on their feet. It was the biggest applause of the night.
Another crowd-pleaser (and Golden Buzzer recipient) from the live show was Angelica Hale, the pint-sized 9-year-old singer with a huge voice. While covering Zedd’s Clarity, she hit a ridiculously high note, then an even higher one.
And if you haven’t seen brother-sister skating duo Billy and Emily England perform, here is a death-defying act that Simon Cowell called “perfection.”
AGT has another live show Wednesday (NBC, 8 ET/PT), where it will announce which seven of the 12 acts that performed Tuesday will continue in the competition. Have a say in who should advance? Vote.