Performance

Terry Fator and Darci Lynne melt hearts when they raise voice to sing ‘The Prayer’

January 21st, 2021

When we think of “The Prayer,” we often think of Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli or Josh Groban. Those duets were haunting and beautiful.

But now two ventriloquists have gone viral for their very own cover.

That’s right, ventriloquists. Puppets and everything.

Power duo

You may recognize Darci Lynne Farmer (aka just Darci Lynne) from season 12 of “America’s Got Talent,” which she won.

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In the finale, she also got to perform with her idol, another ventriloquist and singer who had also won the show in the second season – Terry Fator.

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Who knew Simon Cowell liked ventriloquists so much?!

Winston and Petunia

Both Fator and Farmer have a group of puppets that they use for different occasions, but in this case, Darci Lynne chose Petunia and her duet partner picked his impersonating turtle, Winston. They’re the same puppets that dueted on the AGT stage back in 2019.

Winston started out by expressing how excited he was to sing with Petunia again.

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The ladies are pretty stoked for this as well, even if Petunia manages to outdo Winston’s Christmas list full of video games by asking for world peace.

It was pretty clear that the puppet was going to have a disappointing Christmas.

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The duet

Once the greetings are out of the way, we get to see these two talented ventriloquists do what they do best – throw their voices WHILE singing.

It’s a pretty amazing talent when you think about it. Darci Lynne – we mean Petunia! – has a lovely voice too as she begins to sing the opening lyrics to “The Prayer.”

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It’s an interesting choice for a Christmas duet. Not only because it’s not technically a strict holiday tune but because often the male singer belts out at least some of the lyrics in Italian.

That’s a tall order for a turtle!

But he does it!

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Let’s just say a baritone turtle giving us the feels in a foreign language was not on our holiday Bingo card.

Ok, so they’re not Celine Dion and Andrea Boccelli, but they’re still really good!

It’s hard to believe that the two performers manage to sing so beautifully and annunciate their words so well without moving their mouths!

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The reaction

At 16 years old and having played large venues (but not confined to YouTube thanks to the pandemic), Darci Lynne’s vocals and energy are inarguably charming.

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And Fator’s “good guy” energy shines through as well.

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We’d listen to these two even without the puppets!

And we’re not alone in loving this duet either. It was uploaded on December 10, 2020, and has already been viewed over a quarter of a million times since then! (It has another 99k views on Darci Lynne’s YouTube page as well.)

“My gosh that was simply incredible. There just aren’t words….,” gushed one viewer.

What can we say, these two REALLY belt it out.

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“They sing better without moving their lips than most who do! Phenomenal!” said another commenter.

It’s true. At least, they sing a lot better than we do no matter how our mouth is moving!

Be sure to scroll down below for their epic performance and see what all the fuss is about.

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Source: YouTube – Terry Fator, Country Music Family

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