A Graceless AGT Champions

Tonight America’s Got Talent Champions begins airing its pre-taped (in September) episodes. Grace didn’t appear on this nightmare “competition” program for many reasons, though the most obvious reason is entirely logistical and non-debatable;...

Grace’s Art: Transcendent & Dreamlike (Part I)

When we behold Grace’s art, that art which we have been exposed to thus far, what do we feel? Let’s pause and really consider that for a moment. Personally, when everything is clicking, when the conditions are perfect, when Grace is fully “in the zone”, or in other...

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...