The 12-year-old singing ventriloquist from Oklahoma was namedAmerica's Got Talent'stwelfth-season winner over runner-up Angelica Hale, a 9-year-old powerhouse singer, on Wednesday night's two-hour finale broadcast.
"I was so overcome with joy, and I was kind of shocked and delirious at that time so I can't remember anything," Darci toldUs Weekly of her big moment onstage.
"It was waterworks right here on this face," she added. "I was like a water faucet."
Once Darci was crowned champion, her family members rushed the stage to celebrate, including two ecstatic brothers.
"I felt so loved during my AGT journey by all the contestants," Darci shared, "and all the staff, my friends and family, and everyone, it just all came out [in my reaction]."
Darci also revealed what she plans to do with all of her prize money -- and it's pretty adorable.
"I want a pug so bad because I love puppies," Darci told the magazine. "It has been a long time since I had a puppy. I want a pug because they have wrinkles and fat rolls and they are so cute."
"I followed what America was saying, trust me. I said about to five people last night, 'You could win,'" Simon said in reference to Tuesday's Top 10 final performance show.
"I covered myself. But I do believe with Darci, when I watched it back, she was the one I would say who brought something so few people could do, let alone at that age."
Simon added, according to Us, "Over the previous years, we've had young kids win the show before, and we've had a lot of young kids who don't win the show. It all depends. The public who vote watch this show, they're not stupid. They know who the talent is. I always say about those shows, you can't put rules around it. You just say if it's talent, anyone can enter."
The voting total following Tuesday night's performance show was the highest in the reality talent competition's history, with 52 million votes.
In addition to walking away with $1 million, Darci will also headline an "America's Got Talent Live" stage show that will take place on November 3 and 4 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
Light Balance, a glowing dance crew, finished in third place on America's Got Talent's finale, while fourth place went to Mandy Harvey, a 29-year-old deaf singer and songwriter.