America’s Got Talent Contestant, Grace VanderWaal, Covers Melanie Martinez

Grace Vanderwaal is a contestant from Season 11 of America’s Got Talent. At 12 years old, she is one of the youngest contestants this year.

Since her rise to fame, she started a YouTube channel, where she posts both originals and covers. She has accumulated over 479,000 subscribers on the site. On August 15, she uploaded a cover of “Pity Party” by Melanie Martinez!

Grace VanderWaal Covers Melanie Martinez!

Grace stole all of America’s hearts when she auditioned with an original song, “I Don’t Know My Name,” while playing the ukulele. Simon Cowell complimented her songwriting skills and called her “the next Taylor Swift.” Vanderwaal also impressed judge Howie Mandel so much that she received a golden buzzer from him, which sent her straight through to the live shows! Her audition video now has over 30 million views on YouTube!

Grace VanderWaal’s Auditon!

America’s Got Talent is currently taking a small hiatus as the 2016 Olympics air on television. Grace is scheduled to perform on the show when it returns to NBC on August 23 at 8 pm. E.T.

What did you think of her cover of Melanie Martinez? Do you prefer covers or originals? Tweet us at @CelebMix!

Written by Michele Mendez

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