Ventriloquism is an old art form, but it’s getting a jolt of new life on America’s Got Talent Season 12 — as young Darci Lynne Farmer keeps wowing the crowd. Darci Lynne, whose incredible talent includes singing with “her mouth closed better than most people sing with their mouths open,” as AGT judge Heidi Klum says, is a favorite to win this year’s AGT $1 million prize. Her act is so original and compelling that judge Mel B hit her Golden Buzzer for Darci Lynne as fast as she could. And how about this? Darci Lynn is 12 years old, so her art is just maturing and developing — and she’s already the most famous ventriloquist in the country. (Even more famous than her coach, Gary Owen.) And kids all over America and the world are watching and looking to follow her lead.
What those budding young ventriloquists need is a puppet to start! Sophisticated puppets like those Darci Lynne and AGT Season 7 winner ventriloquist Terry Fator use can cost thousands of dollars. Her latest, Edna, who serenaded Simon Cowell to get to the AGT Finals, is puppet #5 for Darci Lynn. Her stable of performers is crafted for a professional ventriloquist. But getting kids started doesn’t have to be expensive. Amazon lists a variety of ventriloquist puppets for under $60. If the amateur ventriloquist starts to get serious, people like Mike Brose at Puppets and Props crafts professional ventriloquist puppets to the highest standards. By all means if you’re serious about learning more about ventriloquism and the puppets/figures that make it great, visit ventriloquist.org — where ventriloquists Mark Wade and Gene Perret give advice on how to purchase a puppet/dummy/figure and also list a number of custom makers.
— Darci Lynne (@ItsDarciLynne) September 6, 2017