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Emotional 12-Year-Old Grace VanderWaal Crowned 'America's Got Talent' Winner

Playing Emotional 12-Year-Old Grace VanderWaal Crowned 'America's Got Talent' Winner

An emotional Grace VanderWaal has won America's Got Talent.

The 12-year-old singing sensation became a clear frontrunner when she made her debut on the show earlier this season.

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The adorable ukulele player with the unique voice charmed everyone, including the judges. Simon Cowell had said she reminds him of a young Taylor Swift.

Howie Mandel told her after she was crowned: “You are a shooting star! You are on your way. I love you, you are so special."

The New York native says she began writing songs at 3 and started playing the ukulele last year after she received it as a birthday gift.

The title comes with a $1 million prize. NBC said the season finale earned the most votes from the audience in the show's history.

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VanderWaal will also headline a series of concerts at the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas from October 27-29.

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

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