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Darci Lynne Farmer Brings Petunia & Oscar to CHOC Children’s!

Darci Lynne Farmer, the 14 year old winner of season 12 of America’s Got Talent was welcomed to Seacrest Studios at Children’s Hospital of Orange County by some very excited patients to watch and listen to her sing and perform with her two beloved cast members, Petunia and Oscar!

While in studio, Darci answered children’s questions about how she got started as a ventriloquist, as well as her favorite friend that she performs with during her shows. She shared that ever since she was eight she wanted a puppet and began teaching herself by watching videos of one of her idols and mentor, Terry Fator. Darci also gave patients a very special medley of a few holiday favorites in anticipation for her upcoming holiday tour. Many thanks to Darci, her mom Misty, and Petunia and Oscar for making such a special visit in Orange County!

 

Grace VanderWaal Talks AGT with Children’s Hospital Colorado!

Written Recap by Seacrest Studios Intern, Ashley Capoot

Seacrest Studios at Children’s Colorado was lucky enough to welcome the talented singer Grace Vanderwaal in February, where she was greeted by an energetic audience packed full of excited patients and families. Grace performed her hit song, “I Don’t Know My Name,” and spent lots of time chatting with her fans.

The kids were anxious to hear about Grace’s experience on the TV show “America’s Got Talent.” She explained that when her mom signed her up for the show’s open calls, they “thought it would be fun, but we didn’t think I would actually make it on the show!” She also shared some of her funniest memories from her time on the show: “We signed up to be in this really long line like you see on TV, and we had a big suitcase with, like, sleeping bags and subway sandwiches. And when we got there, it was like a fifteen-minute line!”

Grace shared the inside scoop about her experience on the show “Treehouse Masters” as well. She said that watching the progress from day to day was really exciting, and that she was very happy with how her treehouse turned out. When asked what her favorite part of the building process was, Grace said that she “got to walk across the bridge before the ropes were on it, which was really scary but really cool!”

Many kids were also curious about when Grace began writing and performing her music. She told the studio that she began performing when she was ten, but that she wrote her first song when she was eleven. She said the writing process for her first song was “frustrating, but fun of course!” The studio audience got inventive with their questions as well, and they picked Grace’s brain about all sorts of topics. Grace revealed that she loves to play basketball, she would win a sushi food eating contest, she was working on a science project about baking powder in cookies, and that she wishes she could be trapped in the TV show “Bob’s Burgers.”

To keep with tradition at BBOY45, Grace closed out her interview with a game of “Backwards Forwards.” As she attempted to say her name backwards, Grace couldn’t help but remark “that is so scary!” She kept the kids laughing, and she seemed to enjoy herself as well. As Grace prepared to take photos with the audience, she encouraged the kids to “be themselves” and thanked them for visiting with her. Grace VanderWaal proved to be a delight to have in the studio, and we are grateful for all the laughs she provided to all of us at Children’s Hospital Colorado!

 

Seacrest Studios Welcomes America’s Got Talent Finalists!

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta was excited to welcome “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) finalists Jimmy Rose and Collins Key to Seacrest Studios.

Both Jimmy and Collins were very excited to be at Seacrest Studios and explained that they were both currently “living their dreams.” Neither of them had ever been to Atlanta before, so the patients were sure to show them some good southern hospitality!

Country singer, Jimmy Rose, made the day of one lucky fan. He was wearing a very cool, woven rope bracelet that he said was very special to him because he’d worn it throughout his entire journey on AGT. After meeting one of the amazing patients at the hospital, he decided that she might need it more, so he took it off and gave it to her.

Seventeen year old Collins Key delighted the crowd with magic tricks — even calling on some of the patients to be his able assistants.

When a patient asked if they’d gotten many marriage proposals since they’d been on AGT, both laughed and said “no comment!”

We were so excited have both of them in studio and thank them for their special visit!