Grace VanderWaal is officially an’ America’s Got Talent’ finalist! While Grace was clearly a favorite going into the semifinals, she still put on a performance that absolutely blew everyone away and earned her that spot in the finals. Watch a video of the performance right here!
Bringing yet another original tune to the AGT stage, Grace sang a song called “Light The Sky” to vie for a spot in the Sept. 13 finals. Instead of performing with just her ukulele, though, Grace clearly wanted to up the ante for the semis and brought a drummer and even a cellist for the song — and boy did that make the performance even more unbelievable!
With her uniquely raspy voice and impressive ukulele playing, Grace wowed everyone with her third original song. The accompanying instruments highlighted what an amazing musician Grace is, showing America that she deserves to compete for the $1 million prize. And apparently the country agreed!
Similar to the songs that Grace has previously showcased on AGT, the lyrics to “Light The Sky” were seemingly about her and someone that’s special to her with lines like “Stars are dull when they’re compared to you and I” and “We’re brighter than fireflies, we’re gonna light the sky.” Man, this girl really knows how to write some awesome lyrics for not even being a teenager yet…no wonder people want to see what she can bring to the finals!
Grace hasn’t been one to boast about what a talented young lady she is, but even she couldn’t help gushing over her performance once she left the stage. As soon as she was done singing, you could tell that Grace was thrilled with how the performance went, but after the judges reassured her of her awesome singing, she jumped for joy about it. “That was the best one we’ve ever done!” she exclaimed to the camera. We can’t blame her for her excitement, she did awesome!
Even though Grace’s performance clearly gave her an extra boost going into the finals, she told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that she promises she won’t become a “stuck up little girl” no matter how much success she has after the show is done. “I really am taking things one step at a time because you never know,” she told us. Well hey, if she continues giving performances like this one, you never know — she could win AGT and really could be the next Taylor Swift in no time!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Grace’s semifinals performance? Was it your favorite song of hers yet? Tell us below!