There’s no doubt about it, Simon Cowell has a new admirer—and she’s not hiding her feelings any longer!
Last week’s episode of America’s Got Talent proved that 12-year-old Darci Lynne has an excellent chance of winning the show, and the $1 million prize and show in Las Vegas that goes with it.
As a self-taught ventriloquist, Darci has plenty of puppet personalities to choose from, but none are quite as hilarious as Edna Doorknocker.
The sassy, blunt 80-year-old is not only Darci’s most relatable puppet, but she’s also got a bit of a crush on Simon Cowell.
During Tuesday’s episode, Edna finally professed her love for Simon by belting out her very own rendition of Arthea Franklin‘s “Natural Woman” to him on stage.
The song was a clear hit for everybody in the audience, especially Simon, who was smitten with the puppet.
All three judges—Simon, Mel B, and Heidi Klum—were so blown away by Darci’s talent that they immediately confessed the talented young artist had a clear shot of taking home the grand prize.
“This was great. You are funny and you have a wicked sense of humor. I am imagining you headed to the big time,” Simon gushed.
Mel B added, “The first moment you walked on this stage, I was mesmerized. I hit the Golden Buzzer. You could win the show. You have what it takes.”
“You really are a class act. You are bringing ventriloquism to a new level. You have a great chance of winning it,” Heidi Klum continued.
While speaking with Parade.com, Darci admitted that Simon was not happy about being embarrassed during the show, but he thought the act was hilarious.
“He said that even though I was in huge trouble for embarrassing him in front of millions of people, he still thought I was amazing and he thought what I did was brilliant,” Darci said.
“I wasn’t expecting tonight to be serenaded by an 80-year-old puppet, but that is what I love about the show,” Simon also commented.
As for Darci’s relationship with Edna, the talented young star said she felt connected to all of her puppets, but she especially adores Edna’s sassiness.
“Edna is sometimes mischievous and sassy and sometimes naughty, but she is very kindhearted and she also has a stomach of steel. She can eat anything spicy or hot. Some of those things, they come back to me,” she said.
Video Credit: Talent Recap via YouTube.com