You Have to See Why This 12-Year-Old Girl Has Been Dubbed “The Next Taylor Swift”

posted: 06/09/16
by: TLCme

If you haven't yet heard the name Grace VanderWaal, you will.

This 12-year-old phenom has taken the world by storm with her goosebump-inducing performance of her ironically titled song "I Don't Know My Name." When she appeared on America's Got Talent this week she awed the judges (Simon Cowell called her "the next Taylor Swift;" Howie Mandell called her "a miracle") and has taken over the internet to the tune of more than 52 million views on Facebook.

Since she was catapulted into immediate fame, she's had fans depict her in art, was mobbed by autograph-seekers at P.F. Chang's, and has already landed an interview in Rolling Stone.

"I used to sit alone at lunch with only Caroline, and now all these people are coming," she told the legendary magazine. "I don't know if they genuinely want to be my friend or they want to be the girl from America's Got Talent's friend."

Either way, we're sure she's bound for stardom -- and definitely bound for the live round of AGT (Mandell pushed his "golden buzzer," which sends her straight to the finals).

Congrats, Grace, we're looking forward to seeing a whole lot more of you.