Darci Lynne Farmer is predicted to win “America’s Got Talent” after she wowed the crowd on Tuesday’ live show with her new ventriloquist dummy, Oscar the mouse. This talented tyke from Oklahoma City, OK first won over the judges back on May 30. Mel B was so impressed that she pressed the Golden Buzzer, sending Farmer straight through to the live shows.
Farmer made that moment part of her routine on the first live show of this season of “AGT.” “Ever since you got the Golden Buzzer, I’ve fallen in love with Mel B,” confessed Oscar.
In return, the feisty Farmer scolded him by explaining that a mouse couldn’t set up house with a human.
Replied Oscar, “Well, I didn’t think that would be an issue. I mean, Heidi Klum was married to a Seal!”
North Korean woman, Yeonmi Park had a packed audience in tears as she relayed an account of her escape from ‘the darkest place in the world’ at the peace and conflict plenary session. The 21 year old said she was brainwashed by the propaganda of Kim Jong Il and three generations of imprisonment or execution was imposed on anyone that expressed doubt about the regime.
“North Korea is the only country in the world that executes people for making unauthorized international phone calls. North Koreans are being terrorized today,” said Park.
“When I was 9 years old, I saw my friend’s mother publicly executed. Her crime? Watching a Hollywood movie.There’s only one channel on TV. There’s no Internet. We aren’t free to move, sing, read, wear or think what we want,” Park continued. The repressive dictatorship led Park’s older sister to escape and gave Park and her mother no option but to escape themselves in order to find her sister. However as they escaped across the border, Yeonmi, at 13 years old witnessed her mother’s rape.
“I saw my mother raped. The rapist was a Chinese broker. I will never forget his face. The rapist had targeted me. I was only 13 years old,” said an emotional Park.
Park called on chinese One Young World delegates to speak out and petition china to stop repatriation, and called on everyone in attendance to support North Korean refugees that flee the country.
What followed was a standing ovation lasting over three minutes and many delegates leaving the auditorium red-eyed with tears, taking a moment to reflect on the atrocities of North Korea.
What is One Young World? One Young World was founded in 2009 by David Jones and Kate Robertson. We are a UK-based charity that gathers together the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change.
We stage an annual Summit where the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations are joined by world leaders, acting as the One Young World Counselors.
At the Summit, delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces.
At past Summits delegates were joined by a line-up of Counsellors that included Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Sir Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan, Sir Richard Branson, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Jamie Oliver, Jack Dorsey and Arianna Huffington.
After each Summit, the delegates, who are then known as One Young World Ambassadors, work on their own initiatives or lend the power of the One Young World network to those initiatives already in existence. Of those in employment, many return to their companies and set about creating change from within, energizing their corporate environment.
Kellee Maize (born January 18, 1985) is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Her first album, Age of Feminine, was released in 2007. Since then, she has released four more albums: Aligned Archetype (2010), Integration (2011), Owl Time (2012) and The 5th Element (2014). Maize has been involved in the music business just over a decade and has recorded and released four full albums leading to a handful of singles.
As of 2011, her YouTube videos had combined for over 4 million views, and she had over 180,000 Twitter and Facebook fans. Her albums had been downloaded over 400,000 times, and she has been mentioned in various media outlets over 200 times. According to a news report in 2011, a Google search for “female rapper” displayed her website as the number 1 search result.
Maize was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and adopted by a family that lived in New Berlin, a small town in Central Pennsylvania. At the age of nine she started her first rap group, Thunder and Lightning. In her teens she moved to Pittsburgh and in the year 2000 she began rapping and singing on stage. She graduated from college at the University of Pittsburgh, but financial instability led her to the workforce.
Maize worked at the Pittsburgh City Paper company and began promoting various events around the city. During her time there, she helped launch multiple programs supporting and promoting local musicians and spoken word artists, as well as a local fashion show.She was soon promoted to the position of Events and Promotions Director. After experiencing her mother going through a near death bout with cancer and the sudden passing of her father, Maize again turned to music as a way to cope.
Maize released her first album, Age of Feminine, independently in June 2007. The album features traditional Hip Hop beats. The eleven-song album received positive reviews with over two million listens and over one hundred thousand downloads. Her second album, Aligned Archetype, was released nationally in January 2010. The album features the sounds of Dubstep, Hip Hop, and Baltimore Club.
The album received critical success online and became the featured album for Frostwire, where she became the Most Downloaded Artist on Frostwire Ever, with over 135,000 full album downloads in 1 month. The album features one of her most popular songs and music videos to date, “Third Eye.”