Recently, Grace VanderWaal , a year-old high-school freshman, was sitting in an upstate New York classroom when a campus tour for prospective students came by. A young woman on the tour spotted VanderWaal, and. The thenyear-old went viral for performing her own original songs with a ukulele, and immediately drew comparisons to Taylor Swift. After her win, Swift herself even congratulated VanderWaal with a bouquet of flowers. It feels like I was a toddler.
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Becoming a child star can often come at the detrimental cost of losing oneself, and often the external pressure of media, and now evermore with social media , can leave permanent damage on young talent. Now at years-old, her early-found fame has led her to tap into a level of complex songwriting far beyond her years. Compared to the likes of Taylor Swift, and most recently Billie Eilish for the lyrical depth she produces, the gifted songstress is aiming to create a path unique to her own identity. Showing a level a maturity that far preceded her age, tough critic Simon Cowell even went as far to predict VanderWaal's future success to surpass Taylor Swift. Today, the girl from Kansas has amassed over 3. With bourgeoning talent, and an impossible-to-ignore presence, it comes as no surprise that VanderWaal has not been able to escape the comparisons to her predecessors and peers. I don't want to be Taylor Swift. I just want to be me, so please stop the comparisons, " she said. On Tuesday March 3rd, VanderWaal attended her first Chanel runway show, a rite of passage which for most fashion-lovers, remains only a dream.
She earned wide notice at an early age and is known for her distinctive vocals, often accompanying herself on the ukulele. VanderWaal began her musical career by posting videos of her original songs and covers on YouTube and performing at open mic nights near her hometown of Suffern , New York. In November , she released a full-length album, Just the Beginning. VanderWaal conducted her first concert tour in in support of Just the Beginning. She next toured in mid with Imagine Dragons in their Evolve World Tour , and in , after opening in a tour for Florence and the Machine , she headlined her own "Ur So Beautiful" tour. Her father is of Dutch descent.
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