12-Year-Old Grace Vanderwaal Sings to Sister on Americas Got Talent (VIDEO)

Rickey Yaneza

Grace VanderWaal earned a Golden Buzzer from judge Howie Mandel with her original song on America’s Got Talent 2016 on Tuesday, June 7, 2016!

Grace sings an original, and OH MY GOD, WHERE HAS THIS GIRL BEEN ALL MY LIFE?! Her voice is positively incredible, like a tiny Sia. And she’s an incredible songwriter, to boot. I have no idea what this original of hers is called, but it’s just a beautiful, inspirational song about following your own rules and being yourself. I seriously think we just met the winner of Season 11 of America’s Got Talent. The judges all give her a standing ovation, and yeah, she’s totally got this. Watch the performance video below:

Howie thinks Grace is incredible, and declares that America is going to know her name. And you know why? Because…


Grace cries onstage as Simon tells her he believes she’s going to be the next Taylor Swift. In fact, Simon is legit annoyed that he didn’t hit the Golden Buzzer first. Hell, I’d be irritated too.

–Written by Nick Roman

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