Nothing like a little reminder of where this season all began, right?! During the Season 11 finale of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ Grace VanderWaal took us back to the beginning by performing her audition song — and it was even more incredible the second time!
Regardless of whether or not she wins America’s Got Talent, Grace VanderWaal, 12, is clearly already a star! She took center stage during the Season 11 AGT finale to perform her original song “I Don’t Know My Name,” and reminded us all once again why she’s made it this far and is such a beloved competitor on the show.
— America's Got Talent (@nbcagt) September 15, 2016
The song is actually what got Grace here in the first place — she sang it during her audition, leading to Howie Mandel pushing his Golden Buzzer and pushing her right through to the live shows. From there, she continued to own the stage, singing original song after original song and showing off her true singing and songwriting talents week after week. Now, she’s one of ten contestants in the running for the win!
After singing, the 12-year-old had the honor of introducing the legendary Stevie Nicks to the stage, and it turns out, the singer is a fan of hers! And when asked to offer Grace some advice, Stevie didn’t even have much to say — because the middle schooler is already SO ready to be a star.
“She reminds me a lot of me,” Stevie gushed. “In a lot of ways, we sing very similar and we like to be quirky and a little weird and we’re not exactly like everyone else. And we like that. And she’s got it, so whatever happens, Grace is going to the top.” Yep, we agree!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Grace’s performance? Do you think she has what it takes to win AGT?