But it was Farmer who was crowned triumphant by host Tyra Banks in a final which attracted a staggering 52 million votes. The victorious ventriloquist was rewarded with four consecutive headline shows at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. She also became an instant millionaire, thanks to the seven-figure cash prize that’s awarded to each America’s Got Talent winner.
Understandably, the little girl from Oklahoma was totally overcome with emotion following her victory. In an interview with showbiz show Entertainment Tonight shortly after her win, Farmer ’fessed up to shedding lots of tears. She said, “It just means so much to me that America voted for me, and I get to see all my friends and family supporting me and crying with me.”