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Old 12-06-2016, 01:15 AM   #1
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Grace VanderWaal (artist)

She is America's Got Talent S11 winner.

GVW is a 12-year-old ukulele singer-songwriter that reminds me of a young Fiona Apple. Maybe I'm getting overly excited about her folky-pop genre style that she brings to the table, but the kinds of songs that she is able to write at her age just brings about a wowing amount of potential for her future.

You can see all of her AGT performances here:




And here is her YT channel, full of originals both on her recently-released EP and outside of them as well:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2q...gRoOpysqVEaNbw


Here's an example of a song that appears on her EP. This song was dedicated to her older sister:




Such a humbling individual with a bright future, where I hope the fame doesn't consume her abilities or personality. I hope she can expand her horizons and learn other instruments along the way, but she has a lifetime to do what she needs to do. I hope others who don't know her now, and are intrigued by this music genre, know her name.
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Old 12-06-2016, 10:25 AM   #2
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Re: Grace VanderWaal (artist)

I don't ever watch this show and happened across this thread. I agree that hopefully she will be managed properly and that the industry, that you hear so many artists speak poorly of, will not consume her. I wish the audience would just let her and others like her just perform instead of howling every time there's a chord change...gets in the way and takes away from the song.

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Old 12-06-2016, 06:54 PM   #3
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Re: Grace VanderWaal (artist)

AGT is the only reality show television I watch. Even had the chance to work with them during auditions two seasons ago and enjoyed every second of it. Wish I could have done the live shows.

Grace is pretty much the next big thing in America. She's probably going to end up being the biggest star the show has ever discovered. Simon Cowell can thank his lucky stars she walked in through the doors to audition and play "I don't know my name."

I'm definitely a fan, or as much as one a 34 year old man can be. She's just got this sweet innocence to her and a clear understanding of what kind of music she wants to make. Hard to find that at her age.

I hope she continues to grow as an artist.
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Re: Grace VanderWaal (artist)

She's coming out with a new album later this year, and performed her first single on AGT earlier this week:



She's already looking older and more composed.
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Guaranteed superstar.
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Her voice reminds me a lot of Ed Sheeran. Same style of music, lyrics seem to have similar themes. Definitely going to be a star.
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She's already looking older and more composed.
Very true.... and the audience still doesn't know how to shut up and just enjoy the song!
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Re: Grace VanderWaal (artist)

Her new album Just the Beginning is out in stores on Friday, but you can listen to all of the songs on YouTube (*last two are Target-exclusive bonus tracks).

Holy hell, she is good. And honestly, it gets better as you get deeper into it.


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