AGT champ Darci Lynne Farmer talks upcoming NBC Christmas special and holiday tour
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“America’s Got Talent” season 12 winner Darci Lynne Farmer has a jam-packed holiday schedule. She’ll be headlining her first-ever holiday TV special which airs Dec. 11 on NBC, “Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas.” She’s also slated to perform at NBC’s annual “Christmas at Rockefeller Center,” and is headlining her first live holiday tour, “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree with Darci Lynne and Friends.”

The bubbly, multi-talented entertainer spoke with Sam Rubin and the KTLA 5 news team in a video clip that posted Nov. 16 on YouTube. Rubin kicked off their chat asking if winning “America’s Got Talent” was “the greatest thing ever.” Darci Lynne quickly replied, “Yes. To tell you the truth, it’s amazing. Winning AGT changed my life.”

AGT fans won’t probably soon forget the intense moment when Darci Lynne stood on the stage with pint-sized vocal powerhouse Angelica Hale to await the final announcement. The Oklahoma native teen was only 12 when she competed on the show and was ultimately crowned the season 12 champion. Her level of vocal skill is amazing, given that she voices her puppets, sings and makes them sing – huge songs – like “Summertime, which caused AGT judge Mel B to smash her Golden Buzzer right away.

Since winning the title, Darci Lynne and her puppets have performed at her headlining Las Vegas show. She also appeared on the Pentatonix Christmas special last year and embarked on her “Darci Lynne and Friends” live tour.

It’s hard to imagine the charismatic teen being “painfully shy” when she was younger, as she noted in the interview. Now she’s 14 and starring in her very own Christmas special. Petunia, Edna Doorknocker, Oskar the Mouse and Katie the Cowgirl are slated to perform with her. Celebrity guest stars will include Lindsey Stirling, Kristin Chenoweth, Pentatonix, Toby Keith and Hunter Hayes.

In a clip shown during the KTLA segment, Darci Lynne is wearing a festive red dress and Petunia is sporting a sassy red-and-black plaid dress. They sing a fun rendition of “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree." When asked how she pulls off singing as Petunia without moving her lips, Darci Lynne really didn’t know how to describe what she does. She admitted having little “slip-ups” now and then and said, “It’s just kind of second nature now.”

Darci Lynne will travel to New York to perform in NBC’s annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” tree lighting special which airs on Nov. 28. She also confirmed her participation in the upcoming “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” all-star competition which will launch Jan. 7 on NBC. 

Beyond television appearances, Darci Lynne is doing a live holiday tour “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree with Darci Lynne and Friends” which includes a stop at City National Grove of Anaheim in Los Angeles, California on Nov. 24 (Tickets).

Watch Darci Lynne Farmer’s entire KTLA 5 interview in the video embedded above and stay tuned to AXS for Darci Lynne news and updates.