And the winner of this season of America's Got Talent is…12-year-old ukele player, singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal!

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Look at that! Howie Mandel touched her! He didn't recoil in fright from her germs, he actually hugged her! She was his Golden Buzzer choice, and said at the time that she could be "bigger than Taylor Swift."

He also said of VanderWaal:

The most amazing thing about Grace is that you haven't heard anybody who sounds like her. You haven't heard any lyrics from somebody that is like her, and we've been saying to her, you are the most unique, brightest star to come out of one of these shows.

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