Before ‘AGT,’ Grace VanderWaal Performs Her Audition Song

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When auditioning for America’s Got Talent, each contestant only gets 90 seconds to show the judges what they’re made of.

12-year-old aspiring singer Grace VanderWaal auditioned with an original song titled “I Don’t Know My Name.”

She accompanied herself on the ukulele and completely blew everyone away, including the four judges. They all gave her a lengthy standing ovation and incredible reviews.

Simon Cowell called her “the next Taylor Swift” and Howie Mandel could not stop raving about her.

“This is a show about surprises,” Mandel praised. “I think you are a living, beautiful, walking miracle. Your original [song] about people not knowing your name … I think the world is going to know your name.”

He used his Golden Buzzer on her, which means she went straight to the live shows. As you probably know, she continued to wow the audience, and the judges, with her original songs.

And she ended up winning the entire thing!

Because auditions are only 90, she had to trim her song down. On her YouTube channel, Grace played the song on her ukulele in its entirety, and still gave us those same goosebumps.

Watch her incredible performance below.