Grace VanderWaal, the 12-year-old singer, songwriter and ukulele player hailed as the next Taylor Swift, has taken the top prize on season 11 of ‘America’s Got Talent,’” reports nj.com.
The story reports: “VanderWaal, of Suffern, N.Y., wins $1 million and a headlining act in Las Vegas. She beat out runner-up The Clairvoyants, an Austrian mentalist act comprised of Thommy Ten and Amelie van Tass.”
The article adds: “VanderWaal has been such a fan favorite that her win comes as little surprise (though the same cannot be said for host Nick Cannon’s finale outfit, which included a white turban secured with a blinged-out brooch).
“‘We are all going to remember when we saw Grace sing live for the first time,’ said judge Simon Cowell (who joined Howie Mandel, Mel B and Heidi Klum on the panel this year, replacing Howard Stern) earlier this season.”
Here’s Grace singing “Clay” on the “America’s Got Talent” finals Tuesday night: