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“America’s Got Talent” season 12 champion and audience favorite Darci Lynne Farmer is celebrating the holidays Oklahoma style in her first original TV special, “Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas,” airing Dec. 11 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT).
This heartwarming special, for viewers of all ages, will celebrate family togetherness at the holidays.
The one-hour telecast will feature musical performances and sketches from the talented young singer-ventriloquist, along with her lively puppets. There are also several feature performances from such notable guests as multi-award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, country music superstars Toby Keith and Hunter Hayes, the popular a cappella group Pentatonix and noted violinist, dancer and performance artist Lindsey Stirling.
The special will also include surprise guest appearances from “America’s Got Talent” judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B.
Proud of her roots, Farmer will bring viewers home for the holidays to show off all of Oklahoma’s beauty and warmth. The Emmy and Tony Award-winning Chenoweth, also a well-known native, will perform “What a Wonderful World.” In addition, Farmer will perform with Keith as the two pay visit to the OK Kids Korral, a home for children battling cancer.
Additional performances with Pentatonix and Stirling – as well as Petunia, Oscar, Edna and Katie – will feature many familiar holiday tunes such as “Santa Baby,” “Mary Did You Know” and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” In addition, Hayes will debut his new song “This Christmas.” Ricky Minor, who served as musical director on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” from 2010-14, will lead the house band on the special.
Farmer gained national attention when she won NBC’s hit series “America’s Got Talent” in 2017. She captivated audiences with her incredible performances alongside puppets Oscar and Petunia, earning the most votes ever for a winning act. Farmer’s national tour has played in over 50 markets this past year to sell-out crowds, including at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Farmer also marked an important milestone with her stage debut at the Grand Ole Opry.