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Grace VanderWaal wins 'America's Got Talent'

buzzz worthy. . .

At only 12 years old, she was the total package.  Singer/songwriter/musician Grace VanderWaal was crowned the season 11 winner of America's Got Talent on Wednesday, September 14. Singing an  original composition she strummed the ukulele she purchased with money from her eleventh birthday.

During the finale performance VanderWaal , sang "Clay" an empowering song she wrote about judgmental people.   The lyrics were both beyond her years and age appropriate at the same time.  "All your jokes and silly games don't work.  They don't hurt.  They  go right through e, they mean nothing to me.  I'm not clay," the well rounded musician sang. 

It was VanderWaal's ability to write, sing and play an instrument  that immediately drew praise from judges and fans at the auditions, where she also performed her own work.  Many people had already begun to notice similarities between Grace and a certain  mega pop star (who she has more common with than a blond bob with bangs) from viewing  her popular YouTube videos. Show judge Simon Cowell  drew the comparison during the young New York native's audition. "I think you are the next Taylor Swift," Cowell said.  

VanderWaal took the victory and the top prize of $1million from nine other finalists.   As a part f the grand prize win she will also headline concerts inside the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas Oct. 27-29.

NBC said this season of "America's Got Talent" reached a 6 year ratings high and received the most votes in the history of the show.