Grace VanderWaal's Best Performances

We Are Not Worthy of Grace VanderWaal and Her Insanely Good Vocals

The world was introduced to Grace VanderWaal in 2016 when she auditioned for America's Got Talent, and fans have been obsessed with her ever since. The singer-songwriter was just 12 years old when she appeared on the show, revealing her strong and soulful voice behind a bubbly and youthful appearance. Her talent ended up winning season 11 of AGT, and her career has been thriving ever since.

Fast forward to today, and VanderWaal has found her sound and stands out in the industry. She has released new music, headlined a tour, and racked up over three million Instagram followers — NBD, right? We feel pretty certain this is just the tip of the iceberg for her, and we can't wait to see what she does next. Until then, let's talk about her most stellar performances thus far.

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Here's a look at where Grace VanderWaal's whirlwind career all started. The 12-year-old singer made an amazing first impression on the AGT judges with her original song "I Don't Know My Name" and ukulele playing. So much so, that she was even dubbed the next Taylor Swift. It also earned her the golden buzzer, sending her straight to the live shows.

Here's the performance that won Grace VanderWaal the title of AGT season 11 champ. She ended up singing a powerful song about bullies called "Clay," which quickly reminded America how much they have loved her since the beginning of the show.

Grace VanderWaal's voice mirrors Alessia Cara's strong vocals, which is why her cover of "Scars to Your Beautiful" sounds so natural. She toned it down with an acoustic guitar rendition of the song and made it her own.

This performance of "I'm Yours" with Jason Mraz sounds like a dream. Grace VanderWaal joined the icon on stage to celebrate the Special Olympics and won the crowd over with a gleeful performance.

"Moonlight" was one of Grace VanderWaal's first singles off her debut album (fittingly titled) Just the Beginning that was released in 2017. This performance is a throwback to Grace's AGT days where it was just her and a ukelele owning the stage.

Grace VanderWaal nails another cover, this time singing a deconstructed version of Vance Joy's "Riptide." It's safe to say the beachy and soothing rendition is a joy to listen to.

Grace VanderWaal reimagined Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" for this acoustic rooftop cover at MTV.

Grace VanderWaal joined the iconic Tiny Desk Concert stage for three acoustic renditions of songs off her album. The stage may be tiny, but her vocals and captivating performance certainly were not.

Grace VanderWaal seamlessly covered Shawn Mendes's soulful ballad "In My Blood" at the Grammy Museum. She asked the crowd to forgive her in advance in case she forgot some of the words, but there was no need because she nailed the performance.

Grace VanderWaal didn't let a cool and moody song stop her from having a blast performing it on stage. The beginning and end of the set is slow and powerful, with the middle being an upbeat bop.

Grace VanderWaal has said in the past that Rex Orange County is one of her favorite artists, which is probably why she decided to cover his song "Best Friend." She somehow managed to turn one of the saddest songs released in 2018 into one of the most enjoyable and upbeat performances of hers to watch.

Grace VanderWaal has introduced the start of a new era in 2019 with the release of three new songs, including "Ur So Beautiful." The supercatchy, positive tune will instantly be one for you to remember after one listen.

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