When Grace VanderWaal stepped on stage at America’s Got Talent, the 12-year-old had such a sweet, humble presence that the judges seemed doubtful of her talent. Toting a simple four string Ukulele, the singer-songwriter admitted she’d never performed in front of a crowd, but hoped for a “miracle” when Simon asked her if she thought she could win the competition.
Grace is from Suffern, New York. She lives with her mother, father, her older sister by three years (and best friend) Olivia, and two dogs. She started writing music at the age of 3, and has kept her passion alive ever since.
Instead of the usual “cover” performance contestants are prone to do, Grace announced that she would be singing an original song called “I Don’t Know My Name.”
But it’s safe to say Grace VanderWall will be a household name in no time.
Her unique performance and honest lyrics had everyone on the edge of their seats, hanging on every word. By the time she played the last note of her song, everyone in the crowd was on their feet in disbelief!
Check out her amazing performance in the video below. Her song will be stuck in your head all day!
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Posted by America's Got Talent on Tuesday, June 7, 2016