Want the latest news on the 2016 AGT winner, Grace VanderWaal? Wait no more! At only 12 years old, Grace VanderWaal became the America’s Got Talent 2016 winner, and the show’s second-youngest winner of all time! At Grace VanderWaal’s age, it’s quite the surprise to see her talent for writing her own music. Grace VanderWaal’s photos on her Instagram account show her innocent, refreshing personality—it’s no wonder America loved her during AGT season 11. Here is a brief Grace VanderWaal wiki for fans of the bright, little star.
Grace took the stage during the live results episode on September 14, and was awarded with $1 million, sending Grace VanderWaal’s net worth through the roof! She made her first appearance on June 7, 2016 and blew America and the judges away with her original song, “I Don’t Know My Name.” She sang with her unique, raspy voice, and played the ukulele, showing off her incredible talent for music. The judges were so amazed by her performance, Howie Mandel made her his Golden Buzzer girl, sending her straight to the live shows. Throughout the season, VanderWaal performed her own songs, including original tunes like, “Beautiful Thing,” Light in the Sky” and “Clay.” Grace VanderWaal’s songs were a hit, and fans are already posting their own covers of her music on YouTube.
The singing sensation lives in Suffern, New York with her parents Tina and Dave, and her older sister, Olivia. She also has an older brother who lives at a boarding school, but he shows support for his celebrity sister from a distance. Grace VanderWaal’s family are her best friends, and they’ve cheered her on since day one.
One of the most unique things about Grace’s personal life, is that her friends didn’t even know she could sing! Grace’s rise to fame began with her playing ukulele singing covers of songs on YouTube. She began writing music at only three years old and has only gotten better with age. So, who knows what the future holds for this young artist as she continues to blossom!