Grace VanderWaal stunned the audience of “America’s Got Talent” again on Tuesday night as she performed another original song on the ukulele.
The 12-year-old performed “Beautiful Thing,” written for her sister, in order to make it to the semi-finals of the talent competition.
Before she was even finished with the song, the crowd and the show’s judges were already on their feet.
According to USA Today, Howie Mandel reminded the audience that Simon Cowell had told VanderWaal in a previous episode that she could be the next Taylor Swift. Now, Mandel said that she could be “bigger than Taylor Swift. I predict you are the biggest star to ever come out of this show.”
Heidi Klum called her “one in a million.”
VanderWaal wowed the audience for the first time with her ukelele in July, when she performed her original song “I Don’t Know My Name.” She received the Golden Buzzer after Mandel said she was a “living, walking miracle.”
Earlier this month, it was announced that “America’s Got Talent” is bringing back the current four-judge panel for next season. Cowell, Mel B, Mandel, Klum and host Nick Cannon will all return to the hit competition series. The show has remained a major summer ratings powerhouse during its 11th season.
On Tuesdays, “America’s Got Talent” is averaging 11.4 million viewers and a 2.4 rating in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic.