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We took a poll in the Rare Country offices and, at the age of 12, most of us were just beginning to find our voices. But at that very same age, “America’s Got Talent” contestant Darci Lynne Farmer hasn’t just found her voice, she’s found the voices of a cast of characters that have carried her through this season’s competition.


The sparkly blonde has blown us all away with her incredible talent as a singing ventriloquist, but she really upped the ante during the September 19 finals when she performed with two puppets at the same time.

You could say, she got by with a little help from her friends.

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Actually, you don’t have to say it because she did. And so did Oscar the Mouse and Petunia the Rabbit as they sang The Beatles’ classic, “A Little Help From My Friends.”

Now, if you haven’t seen it, let us be clear. Darci Lynne didn’t perform with one puppet, put it down, and then perform with the other. She had Oscar on one arm and Petunia on the other, and she transitioned seamlessly from the mouse’s raspy blues vocal to the bunny’s soaring, angelic soprano, swapping verses and lines in the chorus.

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We know that judge Simon Cowell is a big fan of Darci’s, but we also know that the caliber of talent on this season’s show is at a new level, and there are three other judges on the panel, so no clear-cut winner is obvious. But we also know that with talent like this, Darci Lynne Farmer has a very bright career ahead of her.

And so do Oscar and Petunia.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development in the past. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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