From the moment she stepped on stage for season 11 of America’s Got Talent, Grace VanderWaal made a big impression on fans, judges and celebrities alike. Once the 12-year-old singer actually won the show however, she turned even more heads, and even managed to catch Taylor Swift’s attention in the process.
On Wednesday (Sept. 14) VanderWaal, who first showed off her singing chops with an original song while playing the ukulele on AGT, was named the winner of the talent competition and congratulations and well wishes came flowing from all directions. The biggest surprise was the gift that Swift sent her mini me.
For those of you who watched this season of AGT, you know that Simon Cowell called VanderWaal “the next Taylor Swift,” so even being noticed by the “Bad Blood” singer was not only totally unexpected but it was pretty life changing as well.
When Swift did discover that the New York native had won the coveted title, she sent her a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. Of course, VanderWaal had to post a reaction video and shout out to the singer for her support.
“Words cannot explain how honored I am for this,” VanderWaal wrote alongside the video. “Thank. You. SOOOOOO MUCH!!!”
So now we know that all we have to do to get a personal flower delivery from Swift is become a great singer, play the ukulele, and go on America’s Got Talent. Not too hard, right?
In addition to getting some love from the “Style” singer, VanderWaal received tweets of love and support from numerous other celebrities, including Reese Witherspoon, Ellen DeGeneres and Jason Mraz. See their sweet words of inspiration and admiration below: