Watch Grace VanderWaal Perform Her Viral Hit and Win the Top Prize on ‘America’s Got Talent’
Entertainment| | By Margo Gothelf
Get ready to hear Grace VanderWaal’s name.
The 12-year-old singer who blew the internet away with her original songs has taken the top prize and officially been crowned the winner of America’s Got Talent.
As soon as host Nick Cannon shared the results, the singer broke down in celebration with tears of joy. Judge Howie Mandel rushed to the stage to congratulate the singer telling her, “You are a shooting star.” Mandel was the judge who pushed the Golden Buzzer during her audition, sending her straight to the live rounds of the competition.
VanderWaal took to Twitter after the show sharing it was the greatest night of her life.
— Grace VanderWaal (@GraceVanderWaal) September 15, 2016
Throughout the competition, VanderWaal wowed the audience with her original songs and ukulele skills. During the live finale, VanderWaal performed a song about overcoming bullies, check it out below.
VanderWaal beat out Austrian mentalist duo The Clairvoyants and football-playing magician Jon Dorenbos to take the top prize of $1 million. VanderWaal will also headline the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas from Oct. 27-29 as part of her prize.
See VanderWaal perform her hit, “I Don’t Know My Name” below. Congrats Grace!