“I think you are a living, beautiful, walking miracle,” are the words America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel chose to describe 12-year-old ukulele strumming Grace VanderWaal after she took the world by storm with her knockout audition back in June.
She has practically become a household name since her audition with her original tune “I Don’t Know My Name,” with her performance accumulating over 35 million views on Youtube. With only three performances having aired on AGT, the world is dying to hear more from the girl Simon Cowell predicts to be “the next Taylor Swift.”
Well it looks like Grace heard the world’s plea for more music from the young star and she has taken to Youtube to post a dazzling cover of the late John Lennon’s iconic “Imagine.” Wearing a donut ear headband that matches her unique personality, the ukulele playing rising star sings the song intimately at her New York home.
“You may say I’m a dreamer,” sings Grace whose dreams are rapidly becoming a reality. “But I’m not the only one.”
While Grace may not be the only “dreamer” out there, she is one of the very few aspirational singer-songwriters that get to make their dreams a reality at such a young age.
You can watch her dazzling cover of “Imagine” in the video below and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!