'America's Got Talent' names Darci Lynne Farmer its Season 12 victor

  • 'America's Got Talent' names Darci Lynne Farmer its Season 12 victor

'America's Got Talent' names Darci Lynne Farmer its Season 12 victor

Contestants Angelica Hale and Kechi kicked off the night by performing Kelly Clarkson's Stronger with Clarkson herself, and Harvey took the stage with Shania Twain in a handsome duet of You're Still the One. Sadly, it couldn't be all fun and games for the finalists, as nine had to be sent home with nothing.

Darci Lynne Farmer is the newest victor of America's Got Talent. Oscar victor Marlee Matlin called Harvey an inspiration to the deaf community, and the singer performed with Shania Twain.

Kid ventriloquist Darci Lynne won hearts over with her unique act which combines puppetry, comedy and music.

The dance act Light Balance came in third. The remaining comedians went next, with Darci Lynne beating Preacher Lawson for the fourth spot.

Angelica Hale started things off again, this time joined by Kechi.

The top 10 finalists will perform Tuesday, Sept. 19 starting at 8 p.m. Fifth place went to Sarah and Hero, no surprise there, no offense.

Once Darci was announced as the victor, Angelica's crying immediately stopped however, suggesting that her tears had more to do with stress and less to do with the show's outcome. Fortunately, at this point, there were no losers. I didn't know that Hough was part of the Light Balance team until he took off his mask. It all depends. The public who vote watch this show, they're not stupid. Bottom line: America loves a good ventriloquist.

After her performance, the judges supported Evie instead of offering criticisms with Simon Cowell stating, "I'm not going to judge you".

The victor receives a $1 million prize and a Las Vegas headlining opportunity.

Big Brother also ended its summer run on Wednesday, similarly hitting highs with 6.7 million viewers and tying its summer high 2.1 rating among adults 18-49.

Indeed, Angelica's performance of Clean Bandit's "Symphony" during Finals night had all four judges swooning, with Heidi Klum declaring her as the best singer in the competition.