Here’s a peek at what happens during a commercial break of a live ‘America’s Got Talent’ show.
Picture this: You’re a 12-year-old performer, standing on the national TV spotlight, and you’ve just been told you won $1 million dollars and a headlining spot in a Vegas show.
Yeah, you cry, even if everyone around you (comedian Preacher Lawson and musician Chase Goehring, in particular, plus millions of video views) told you that you’d win.
At least that’s exactly what singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer did Wednesday night when she was crowned America’s Got Talent champion. As she described it to USA TODAY after the show, “It was waterworks right here on this face. It was like a water faucet.”
Farmer had a hard time keeping it together when she was standing next to her friend, singer and runner-up Angelica Hale, because her feelings had been “all bottled up inside, because I felt so loved on my AGT journey… and it just all came out.”
That is, until her family ran onstage to embrace her, and she noticed her younger brother had tears in his eyes, too.
“I’m really, really happy because my little brother cried and he’s never cried before,” she said. “And it made me laugh too, because I’m like, ‘You’re crying, man. You’re…