“America’s Got Talent” winner Grace VanderWaal was given flowers from Taylor Swift as a gift celebrating her accomplishment.
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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, September 16, 2016, 11:36 PM
Grace VanderWaal could not have imagined this in her wildest dreams.
The 12-year-old America’s Got Talent winner from Suffern, New York — dubbed the next Taylor Swift by Simon Cowell — was met with a major surprise on Friday when she received a bouquet of flowers from the actual T-Swift.
Grace shared a video of her reading the note from the “Wildest Dreams” singer and the excited reaction that followed.
“Taylor Swift sent… Taylor Swift sent me this!” she yelled, proceeding to jump up and down.
“Words can not explain how honored I am for this.. thank. You. SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!! @taylorswift13,” she wrote along with the video.
Swift later retweeted the post.
The 12-year-old singer-songwriter was named the talent competition’s winner on Wednesday after stunning judges with her original songs played on the ukulele.
Howie Mandel (left), Grace VanderWaal (center left), Simon Cowell (center right) and Heidi Klum (right) during the finale of “America’s Got Talent.”
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While judge Simon Cowell called her “truly amazing” and compared her to Swift, judge Howie Mandel was quick to point out her uniqueness.
“The most amazing thing about Grace is that you haven’t heard anybody who sounds like her,” he said. “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.”
As the champ, Grace took home a $ 1 million prize, which she said she planned to donate a portion of to a musical charity — just as Taylor would.
Not letting fans forget she’s just 12, she also said she would like to get a treehouse made on the reality series “Treehouse Masters.”