At just 12 years old, Grace VanderWaal has become an international sensation. The talented singer was found on America’s Got Talent but she’s actually been on the internet for some time.


VanderWaal was born on January 1, 2004 and is from Suffern, New York. She started writing music at the age of three, making up songs with her wireless microphone and brought her first Ukulele with her birthday money from her 11th birthday.

A year later and she’s become a household name.

VanderWaal entered the 11th season of America’s Got Talent with her singing her original song “I Don’t Know My Name”.

She explained that the song is all about finding out who you are and where you fit in.

Moved by her performance, Howie Mandel pressed his Golden Buzzer to send Grace straight to the Live Shows. Simon Cowell later commented that he thought that she could be the next Taylor Swift.

VanderWaal went on to win the competition… with the million dollars and hopefully a recording contract too.

But while we wait for her album, we can keep ourselves busy with all her awesome videos. VanderWaal has been uploading videos for over a year doing mostly (incredible) covers of her favourite songs.

Check out her awesome videos below:

And here’s all her performances from her time on the show:

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