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Darci Lynne Nailed the Hardest Riff on Beyoncé's "Halo"—Totally A Cappella

Seriously, is there anything this America's Got Talent alum can't sing perfectly? 

By Christopher Rosa

America's Got Talent alum Darci Lynne can sing just about anything. Whether that's Etta James or The Beatles, Lynne can use her multi-octave range to wow any audience. And get this: She can do this with her mouth closed, too. For the unfamiliar, Lynne got her start on AGT as a singing ventriloquist, and she can sing literal opera without moving her lips. It's incredible. 

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Darci Lynne nailed a difficult riff on Beyoncé's "Halo"

Also incredible: Her take on Beyoncé's hit 2008 song "Halo," which she recently shared to social media. She and her iconic puppet Petunia filmed a cheeky competition to figure out who could sing famously-hard riffs better. When it came time to try Beyoncé's "Halo" riff where she sings, "Hit me like a ray of sun, burnin' through my darkest night," both Lynne and Petunia nailed it.

But Lynne, always the humble queen, couldn't help but say, "That is so hard!" after her performance. If it was difficult, though, she definitely didn't show it. Lynne's voice sounded as incredible as always. 

Darci Lynne performs during Season 1 Episode 6 of America's Got Talent: Fantasy League

Check out Lynne (and Petunia's) versions of "Halo" here.

"Halo" by Beyoncé lyrics

Remember those walls I built?
Well, baby, they're tumblin' down
And they didn't even put up a fight
They didn't even make a sound
I found a way to let you in
But I never really had a doubt
Standin' in the light of your halo
I got my angel now

It's like I've been awakened
Every rule, I had you breakin'
It's the risk that I'm takin'
I ain't never gonna shut you out

Everywhere I'm lookin' now
I'm surrounded by your embrace
Baby, I can see your halo
You know you're my savin' grace
You're everything I need and more
It's written all over your face
Baby, I can feel your halo
Pray it won't fade away


I can feel your halo, halo, halo
I can see your halo, halo, halo
I can feel your halo, halo, halo
I can see your halo, halo, halo, ooh


Hit me like a ray of sun
Burnin' through my darkest night
You're the only one that I want
Think I'm addicted to your light
I swore I'd never fall again
But this don't even feel like fallin'
Gravity can't begin
To pull me back to the ground again

It's like I've been awakened
Every rule, I had you breakin'
The risk that I'm takin'
I'm never gonna shut you out

Everywhere I'm lookin' now
I'm surrounded by your embrace
Baby, I can see your halo
You know you're my savin' grace
You're everything I need and more
It's written all over your face
Baby, I can feel your halo
Pray it won't fade away

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