AGT: Champions – By the Numbers

This article was first published in our online discussion forum. Come on over to https://vandervault.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=605 to join the conversation about this article. As the “Ur So Beautiful” tour concludes, Grace’s fans are looking ahead to a fall...

Grace’s Fan Base

Since Grace VanderWaal won the 11th season of AGT, at age 12, I have been fascinated with her fan base. It is a very broad group of people, spanning generations, including everyone from small children to people of retirement age. It also extends beyond the borders of...

The Last Train to Taylorville (Part I)

(Or why a famous prediction should be derailed and never mentioned again) We all know that on June 07, 2016, Simon Cowell invoked the name of the most famous female singer-songwriter ever in popular music. And there on stage stood one Grace VanderWaal, just hoping...

Grace Under Pressure

Grace appears to be a natural performer and is supremely talented. Yet, Grace’s journey thus far has not been without fear and apprehension. Imagine your twelve year old self following in the same footsteps as Grace for the last two years. I suspect you would have...

Simon Cowell’s Terrible Swift Sword (Part II)

  “Grace, you know what I predict for you? I think you are the next little Taylor Swift.” If indeed Simon had been deliberately looking to create a mental association between the unknown pre-teen auditioner and the adult international mega-star, he could hardly...