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'America's Got Talent' had its first live show of the season so we caught up with some of the performers

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Updated August 15, 2017 11:43 PM EDT

The precious 12-year-old who charmed many with her adorable shyness and remarkable talent on "America's Got Talent" sat down with Circa's Natalia Angulo-Hinkson to talk about everything from the coveted "golden buzzer" moment to her plans for summer vacation. 

"Once the buzzer was hit, I think that I died and came back," ventriloquist singer Darci Lynn said, who noted that she had to keep the news secret from friends and family for months until the episode air earlier this week.

Ventriloquist Darci Lynn belted powerfully on AGT. Here's what's next for the 12-year-old.

WATCH | Darci Lynn tells Circa how she became interested with ventriloquism 

She said, though, keeping the news quiet was well worth it.

It was really hard not telling them because I wanted to say so bad 'I got the golden buzzer everybody' but they were glad I did because their reaction while watching it was awesome," Lynn continued.

By getting the "golden buzzer," Lynn bypasses more nerve-racking auditions and rounds, and, instead, will be sent directly to the live shows.

Darci Lynne: 12-Year-Old Singing Ventriloquist Gets Golden Buzzer - America's Got Talent 2017

WATCH | To preserve the buzzer's merit, judges on the show are only allowed to press the button once per season. Mel B, formerly of the "Spice Girls," thought that Lynn's unmistakable talent warranted the buzzer.

But before her debut on America's Got Talent, Lynn was just an ordinary, but shy, girl from Oklahoma. She said she became interested in ventriloquism because of her church, explaining that she eventually got in contact with another girl who taught her the rare art form. 

From there, she continued practicing--first beginning with the ABC's and then moving on to tongue twisters. 

Interestingly, Lynn shared a secret: she actually doesn't practice all that often--about once a week--which speaks even more to her raw talent. 

"Secret about me," Lynn added with a smile, "I don't like practicing."

Before her next stint on America's Got Talent, Lynn, like any other kid, is looking forward to summer vacation, and a chance to relax. 

"I'm going to camp this summer, and I'm going to the lake this summer," she added. "And [I'm] mostly just hanging out with my friends."

The 12-year-old singing ventriloquist also offered some words of wisdom to those curious about trying a new hobby, but hesitant to take the first step.

"Go out of your comfort zone and try it," she said. "Try it. Try it. All I can say is try it, it's really fun."


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