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Simon Cowell Calls 12-Year-Old Singing Sensation Grace VanderWaal 'A Great Little Find'


A tween has wowed the judges on America’s Got Talent so much that Simon Cowell even called her "the next Taylor Swift."

“You always know when you find someone great," Cowell told Inside Edition. "You don’t know what it is but she is a great little find."

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Grace VanderWaal is the 12-year-old singing sensation from New York who impressed the crowd with her ukulele in the quarterfinals of AGT.

She sang her original song, “Beautiful Thing” on the show, leaving the judges and audience in awe of her talent.

Howie Mandel used his golden buzzer to advance her to Wednesday night's live show.

“You are my golden buzzer in life,” he said.

Mandel echoed Cowell’s comments and said: “I predict you are bigger than Taylor Swift. People ask me about you every day. You are a superstar. America has to vote. You are the best thing I have ever seen on this show.”

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Since appearing on the show, Grace has become a social media sensation. Her YouTube videos have more than one million hits.

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