Twelve-year-old Grace VanderWaal, the sweet-voiced, ukulele-strumming daughter of LG Electronics marketing VP Dave VanderWaal, was pronounced the season 11 winner of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” last night.
Grace nailed the talent contest in the finals Tuesday evening with a third performance of an original tune (“Clay”), and received the jaw-dropping news on last night’s season finale:
Her grand-prize includes a three-night headlining gig at the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas (Oct. 27-29) — and $1 million. The winnings, she told ET, will go in part toward a music charity donation, and a “sick treehouse” with “zip lines, bridges, everything.” (Not sure how dad Dave feels about that one.)
Treehouses aside, heartfelt congratulations to the amazing Grace and her family.