I’ve gotta say, I had low expectations when a ukelele-carrying 12 year-old (who said she was about to perform an original song) walked out on the stage for her “America’s Got Talent” audition.
I’m sure the judges felt the same way.
But when Grace VanderWaal started performing, you could immediately sense that there is something special here. Her young voice has a unique quality, for sure. Her ability to write a meaningful song (“I Don’t Know My Name”) is a talent in itself. And her personality is absolutely charming!
Howie Mandel reached for the Golden Buzzer (sending Grace directly to the live show) and proclaimed “People are about o know your name!!”.
And Simon Cowell (sitting there…salivating at the prospect of perhaps signing this young phenom to a contract) may be correct in calling her “the next Taylor Swift”. Wow!!