Grace VanderWaal walked onto the “America’s Got Talent” stage as a schoolgirl holding a ukulele and not many expectations. When she left she got a prediction from judge Simon Cowell that she may be the next Taylor Swift!
“This is a show about surprises,” said judge Howie Mandel after the audience and judges gave VanderWaal a standing ovation. “You used the word ‘miracle,’ and I think you are a living, beautiful, walking miracle. Your original about people not knowing your name is so right and so wrong because I think the world is going to know your name!”
Teen Vogue’s entertainment writer Isis Briones wrote that the 12-year-old’s original composition, “instantly sounds like it belongs on the radio.” Obviously, many agree. Less than 24 hours after being posted on the “America’s Got Talent” YouTube page, the clip had almost 300,000 views.
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