“America’s Got Talent” Season 11 winner Grace Vanderwaal shared an adorable photo with “Extra TV” host Mario Lopez on Monday, Oct. 3.
In the Instagram photo, the 12-year-old “I Don’t Know My Name” singer tried to look fierce by showing off her teeth and imitating a growl, while Lopez smiled at the camera. The photo seems to have been taken after Vanderwaal sat down for an interview with Lopez on “Extra TV” last month.
During the chat, Vanderwaal opened up about her reaction to hearing her name being announced as the winner by “America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon. According to Vanderwaal, she was in shock, but she was very happy that she won.
Meanwhile, Vanderwaal hasn’t been posting on social media as frequently as she used to because the young singer is already busy preparing for her upcoming concert in Las Vegas. As part of her winning prize on “America’s Got Talent,” Vanderwaal will be headlining a three-day show at the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino from Oct. 27 to 29. She will be joined by Tape Face, as well as the other contestants from the hit NBC TV competition, according to Billboard.
Meanwhile, Vanderwaal recently received another big surprise. The young singer received a call from one of her favorite artists, Jason Mraz.
In a video posted online, the “Beautiful Thing” singer can be seen talking to someone on the phone. She was asked how she would react if she received a call from Mraz. “That would be exciting. I would love to meet him,” she replied. A few seconds later, Mraz was on the phone with Vanderwaal, and he was thanking her for being one of his biggest fans.
“I wanted to thank you so much for all the kind words. I just think that what you’re doing is fantastic. I think there’s something deep inside of you that you’re allowing to come through and you’re doing it well,” he said.
In other news, the village of Suffern held a parade for the young singer on Saturday, Oct. 1. Vanderwaal was joined by three of her friends, Julianna Hodge, Caroline Riley and Ben Breuer, in the car that went around the streets of her hometown, according to Lohud.