"America's Got Talent" crowns new champion

Sep 22, 2017, 00:34

For her final act, Hale earned a standing ovation from all four judges after she effortlessly belted out a cover of Clean Bandits' "Symphony", sneaking in a show-stopping whistle note near the end.

The 12-year-old Oklahoma girl who won the hearts of America spoke with KFOR about being named the big victor on America's Got Talent.

Said Simon Cowell after Farmer's performance, "I think you're gonna win".

Darci took the stage in 2014 for the annual Edmond's Got Talent competition.

Mel B had used her Golden Buzzer for Darci Lynne and there is no question she is a favorite of the judges and the audience to win.

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The rest of the winners were, Angelica Hale who was runner-up, Light Balance was placed at third, fourth placed Mandy Harvey and fifth was Sara Carson and Hero.

Darci already has plans for her $1 million winnings: she's going to donate some to her church, buy her mom a new dishwasher (theirs is now broken) and adopt a pug.

Farmer and Hale both shed tears as host Tyra Banks prepared to disclose the victor. Kelly then stayed on the stage to go solo and prove why she swept away the competition on the first season of "American Idol" all those years ago.

Season 12, episode 23 is called "Live Results Finale" and in true reality show fashion, it's a two-hour episode stuffed with America's Got Talent goodness.

"You are just hands down incredible", judge Mel B said.

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The victor won the grand prize of $1 million and the chance to headline the AGT live show in Las Vegas this November.

We are so very excited for you here at News 4.

On Wednesday, the most-watched season of America's Got Talent came to a close, and the country voted on the new champion.

Darci performed with two puppets - Oscar the mouse and Petunia the bunny - according to the Huffington Post.

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