GE Appliances has agreed to give my mom a whole kitchen's worth of new appliances and a washer and dryer, and all I need to do is shout them out.
I actually am a country music fan. I listen to a lot of Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood and Maren Morris and Keith Urban.
We always go to downtown Oklahoma City to look at all the Christmas lights that have been put up... We go to the Christmas Eve service at church, and we always beg my parents to open a present - just one present - on Christmas Eve. We get them to cave.
I fangirl when I see someone famous wish me congratulations.
'AGT' was so much fun because I feel like the best part was meeting all of the contestants because everyone there was never mean, never competition - except for Preacher. But I'm kidding. He would just mess around and be like, 'I'm gonna beat you.' Everybody there was just really nice, and I got to be friends with mostly everyone there.
First, I am definitely going to give some money to my mission program at church, and then I have to get my mom a dishwasher.
I don't like sweet, warm beverages. It makes me gag!
I really, really want a golf cart, but I know that won't happen.
I'm a real-life 'Hannah Montana.'
I started with Katie, a doll I got on eBay on my 10th birthday. I don't use her anymore. I've got a new Katie now, a real ventriloquist's puppet.
I got to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, which is just so amazing. That stage is iconic; it was awesome being on it.
I actually did a project with my puppet one time in fourth grade. I made up a song that went with the rhythm to a song I do now. And I had to make up a song about a penguin and research and put information in the song about a penguin. And I sang it with my duck, because I didn't have a penguin puppet, but close enough.
I'm always going to have the puppets, probably not for the rest of my life, but I'm not going to stop doing ventriloquism anytime soon. I'm just going to add singing, recording songs, and maybe playing in a TV show.
All of my puppets have their own personalities, their own background, and they enjoy what they do. How they say things, sing things, how they talk. I kind of created them out of my own personality. They are all me.
I had to keep up with my schoolwork so I could keep up my grades. That was tough to balance both being a superstar onstage but being a normal kid trying to get her math homework done.
That was my goal going on 'AGT,' was to keep ventriloquism alive and get it more common, to put it out in the open so kids like me who wanted to pursue it as a passion... can do it.
What has been so great out of all of the success is that I inspired so many people to take up ventriloquism, especially little kids.
I love singing - singing was basically kind of my passion before ventriloquism.
Ventriloquism kind of helped me find my voice. It's really helped me come out of my shell.
I don't really want to be known as just the puppet girl or just a singing ventriloquist. I want to be known as the performer, singer, ventriloquist, actress, Broadway star, all of it. I want do it all.