The competition is getting tougher on "America's Got Talent," but Suffern's Grace VanderWaal is still in the game even though you won't see her on this week's show.
The fan — and judge — favorite won't be performing since she's already made it through to next week's final round. Judge Simon Cowell has dubbed her “the next Taylor Swift” while Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Cowell have all forecast her to be the act to beat.
Fans will have to wait until Sept.13 to see Grace perform again. She'll be one of 10 contestants competing for the final prize.
Grace was voted into the finals after impressing her audience with a moving performance Aug. 30, singing yet another original song, "Light the Sky."
Grace Vanderwaal recently showed off her curly hairstyle via Instagram on Monday, Sept. 5.
The 12-year-old singer confirmed that she just arrived in Los Angeles to practice for the upcoming finale of “America’s Got Talent” Season 11. In the photo, Vanderwaal tried to make a wacky face by crossing her eyes. However, her expression and hairstyle didn’t necessarily sit well with some of her fans and critics.
Some fans claimed that her straight hair looked much better. Others also questioned why she decided to cross her eyes. On the other hand, there were also tons of fans who said that curly hair suited the “I Don’t Know My Name” singer.
It's coming down to the final moments for Grace VanderWaal: She'll be back Tuesday in the "America's Got Talent" finals, hoping to walk away with the grand prize of $1 million.
Grace has been understandably busy, but found time to send a message to her fans in the Lower Hudson Valley. "I am just so honored and grateful for everyone who has supported, voted and rooted for me. Being on 'AGT' has changed my life whether I win or lose. I can't thank the show enough," she told The Journal News/lohud from Los Angeles.
The AGT finals begin Tuesday. The top 10 acts, including VanderWaal, will perform for judges and the audience. The audience feedback will then determine which five acts will appear for the finale at 8 p.m. Sept. 14 on NBC.
The 12-year-old Suffern resident has consistently impressed the judges and audience from her first song, "I Don't Know My Name," in June. Since then she's garnered an international following for her singing and ukulele performances.
Local fans looking for company watching Grace VanderWaal perform on the finale of "America's Got Talent" can head over to Suffern’s Lafayette Theatre on Tuesday for a viewing party. The live audition show airs at 8 p.m. on NBC.
The event is organized by Lower Hudson Valley Young Life, a non-profit religious youth organization which hosts activities including camping and various club activities for students in grades 6-12 throughout the year.
Grace, the 12-year-old ukulele-playing, singing sensation has attracted a national and international following for her unique performances on "AGT."
On Tuesday, the top 10 acts, including Grace, will perform for judges and the audience. The audience feedback will then determine which five acts will appear for the finale at 8 p.m. Sept. 14 on NBC.
After her previous performances on the reality competition garnered millions of views online, the 12-year-old singer/songwriter and ukulele player premiered a new tune on the first night of AGT's Season 11 finale. It's safe to say this one will go viral, too. It's called Clay.
In the past, VanderWaal has used her endearingly "croaky" (judge Simon Cowell's word) voice to sing about topics including her own name and her sister. On Tuesday night, her original tune was about bullies, and it was the most energetic we've seen her.
Remember how shy VanderWaal was in her audition (that was viewed more than 50 million times in two days)? She told us that she was "shaking like a leaf" right before that AGT performance. Now, she's letting it rip, even passionately singing for a bit without uke accompaniment.