Grace Vanderwaal is the 12-year-old that the whole world is probably talking about right now.
From the moment she showed up on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, it a super clear that she was a very talented in young girl.
That’s what ultimately sent her all the way to the end of the competition and ultimately winning the whole thing.
She may well be the singer-songwriter that changes the industry.
It’s not very often nowadays that artists as young as Vanderwaal hit it big being a singer-songwriter, but it’s pretty clear she’s just getting started.
She’s been compared to the likes of Taylor Swift and has been praised for her unique voice.
One of the perks of winning talent series is that she will receive $1 million.
That’s a whole lot of money for a young girl, but what does she plan on spending it on?
Vanderwaal wants to give some of her winnings to charity.
That’s a very mature thing to say. Right?!
Usually when kids get money, they want to get the latest toys, but not Grace.
A luxury she does want is a treehouse, but aside from that, it seems like she’s pretty grounded in reality and doesn’t want anything extravagant.
The judges were quick to praise Vanderwaal for winning this summer’s edition of the show.
She was up against a lot of talented individuals, but she emerged as the most popular.
Howie Mandel took an early shine to the contestant.
“The most amazing thing about Grace is that you haven’t heard anybody who sounds like her,” he says.
“You haven’t heard any lyrics from somebody that is like her, and we’ve been saying to her, you are the most unique, brightest star to come out of one of these shows.”
The young star even sent Simon Cowell all the way back 14 years to when Kelly Clarkson won the first season of American Idol.
“That moment at the end, it reminded me of the Kelly Clarkson moment. You know, when they said, ‘And the winner is Kelly Clarkson,’ ” Cowell says.
“I kind of had that same feeling again when they read her name out, and I saw her reaction and she was literally in pieces. I like that though.”
The rest of the judges had similar sentiments.
Even host, Nick Cannon chimed in with his thoughts on Vanderwaal.
“I’m not going to say I called it, but I’ve been saying that young girl is a superstar since the moment that I met her,” he says.
“Her energy. Her vibration. Her light is so real now the world is about to see even more.”
We couldn’t agree more.
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