Beloved Darci Lynne blew judges away with powerful opera performance in her epic return to AGT
Darci Lynne and Petunia proved they have a lot going for them, as they surprise AGT by singing opera.
Darci Lynne Farmer had been eliminated from "America's Got Talent: The Champions" in January, but she was given one more chance when she was brought back as a Wild Card for the Finals where 12 "AGT" superstars will be vying for the ultimate accolade.
Wild Cards are eliminated performers that are brought back by the judges for another shot at the brass ring - 14-year-old Farmer got her shot, and she didn't waste it.
“I feel really lucky. Just to have a second chance at it, it’s awesome.”
AN ASTONISHING AND UNEXPECTED PERFORMANCE
For her return for the February 11, 2019 Finals, Farmer brought back Petunia, the puppet who had helped her win season 12 of AGT in 2017.
Farmer astounded the judges and the audience by singing Puccini's aria "O Mio Bambino Caro" from the opera "Gianni Schicchi."
For Farmer, it was a vindication and triumph after having been eliminated.
A PERFECT RENDITION OF A BELOVED ARIA
Farmer stepped on stage with the rabbit diva Petunia on her arm, who started singing Puccini's beloved aria flawlessly.
Farmer's performance was incredible - especially since she was singing the notoriously challenging song with her mouth closed.
COWELL: "YOU DESERVE TO BE THE WORLD CHAMPION"
The judges, including the notoriously hard to impress Simon Cowell, listened open-mouthed to her performance.
Cowell would later comment that opera is never easy, but that Farmer's feat of singing it flawlessly through a rabbit was the most incredible thing he'd ever seen.
TRIUMPH AFTER BEING ELIMINATED
For Farmer, it was a vindication and triumph after having been eliminated. Determined to make the most of her chance when she was called back as a Wild Card, she admits she used opera as her "secret weapon."
“How was I going to come back and blow the roof off the place? I would definitely consider Petunia to be my lucky charm. She helped me get the Golden Buzzer and she helped me win season 12. She is a diva and she likes to win.”
The Finale on February 18 is going to be a nightmare for the judges who have such legends as Susan Boyle, opera singer Cristina Ramos, Kechi Okwuchi, Brian Justin Crum, Angelica Hale, and Paul Potts - among others.
THE SHOCKING ELIMINATION OF THE SEASON
The most shocking moment of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" was undoubtedly the episode that saw two of the youngest contestants eliminated,
Darci Lynne Farmer, 14, and Courtney Hadwin, 15 won, were knocked out of the running by "Spain’s Got Talent's" phenomenally talented opera singer Cristina Ramos.
Farmer defined Ramos's performance of Queen's “Bohemian Rhapsody” as insanely good.
Fortunately, the judges called back Darci Lynne Farmer and magician Jon Dorenbos for one more chance at the Finals as Wild Cards.
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