Taylor Swift Sends “America’s Got Talent” Winner Grace VanderWaal Flowers (VIDEO)
Taylor Swift sent congratulatory flowers to “America’s Got Talent” winner Grace VanderWaal. Watch video of her reaction below!
As Gossip Cop reported, VanderWaal was named the season 11 winner of “AGT” on Tuesday. After her first audition, for which she performed the original song “I Don’t Know My Name,” judge Simon Cowell told her, “Grace, You know what I predict for you? I think you are the next Taylor Swift.” The comparison stuck throughout the competition, with Howie Mandel, who picked the 12-year-old as his Golden Buzzer act, actually saying she’d be even “bigger” than Swift.
After her audition aired in June, Gossip Cop busted a fabricated HollywoodLife story that falsely claimed Swift was in talks to perform with VanderWaal on the “America’s Got Talent” finale. Just as we said it wouldn’t, the collaboration never happened. Nonetheless, the superstar is most definitely a fan.
In a video posted to Twitter on Friday night, VanderWaal is seen opening a card next to a bouquet of flowers. The tween appears stunned, and when it sinks in that the gift is from Swift, she screams and jumps around. VanderWaal tweeted, “Words can not explain how honored I am for this.. thank. You. SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!! @taylorswift13.”
And Swift isn’t the only celeb showering VanderWaal with affection. Katy Perry tweeted to the aspiring star, “Congrats! You have it. Protect it and keep [playing] and [writing]…it will always serve you.” Reese Witherspoon told her, “CONGRATS, @GraceVanderWaal on your @nbcagt win! I loved you since Day 1.”
Ellen DeGeneres also posted, “You are so amazing, @GraceVanderWaal. America picked right. See you next week on my show. #AGT.” Other celebs who have tweeted about VanderWaal’s victory range from Jason Mraz to Henry Winkler. And, as Gossip Cop reported at the time, even Justin Bieber said he “loves” VanderWaal back in June. Check out the Swift video below!
— Grace VanderWaal (@GraceVanderWaal) September 17, 2016