If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then Grace Vanderwaal should be very flattered.
The 12-year-old winner of this season of America’s Got Talent writes original songs, sings and plays the ukulele, and singers all over YouTube are already posting covers of Vanderwaal’s music, which the show’s judges have raved about all season.
“The most amazing thing about Grace is that you haven’t heard anybody who sounds like her,” Howie Mandel said. “You haven’t heard any lyrics from somebody like her, and we’ve been saying to her, you are the most unique brightest star to come out of one of these shows.”
Here are some of the best covers that fans have been making of the AGT winner’s music – so far.
Joymee’s cover of "I Don’t Know My Name"
Sara Opatowsky’s cover of "I Don’t Know My Name"
Rachel Connor’s cover of "Beautiful Thing"
Elephant Ears’ cover of "Light the Sky"
Stephanie Guzman’s cover of "Beautiful Thing"
Hope Leigh’s cover of "I Don’t Know My Name"
During the show’s finale, Vanderwaal performed her original songs “I Don’t Know My Name” and “Clay.”
“It kind of takes a while to set in, but it’s really unbelievable,” she said after winning. “I feel like, I don’t feel, I am living my dream.”