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    Posted on Sep 15, 2016

    A Freakin' 12 Year Old Won "America's Got Talent"

    Not bad for middle school.

    Some things happen every summer: sweat stains, BBQs, and crowning a new winner of America's Got Talent.

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    And this year it's 12-year-old singer Grace VanderWaal!

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    Omg her reactionnnnnnnnn.

    She's a ukele-playing singer who writes her own songs. She was so good at her first audition with her song "I Don't Know My Name" that Howie gave her the Golden Buzzer.

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    Throughout the competition, Grace performed original songs, and for the finale, she sang her tune "Clay" and it was pretty amazing.

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    THAT RANGE.

    Grace won a headlining show in Vegas and $1 million, some of which she wants to donate to charity. She also wants to go on Treehouse Masters to get a treehouse ’cause, you know, she's 12.

    Congratulations, Grace!

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    And here's a video with all of her performances if you'd like to see her ~journey~:

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