“America’s Got Talent” Season 11 winner Grace Vanderwaal recently quoted singer Lady Gaga in her latest Instagram post.
On Sunday, the 12-year-old singer was photographed holding hands with a man whose face couldn’t be seen in the photo. In the caption of the snapshot, Vanderwaal quoted Lady Gaga’s song “Paparazzi,” seemingly poking fun at all the attention she’s been receiving from the press. “As our @ladygaga said ‘I’ll follow you until you love me papa papa paparazzi,’” she captioned the photo.
Following her big win last week, the “I Don’t Know My Name” singer signed with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco under Sony Music’s Columbia Records. Other artists who have been signed under the same record label include Adele, One Direction, Beyonce and more.
While speaking with Billboard, Cowell gushed over the Suffern native who won not only his heart, but also the hearts of millions of people across the globe. “It’s a lot to take in, but I’ve got to hand it to her. She’s a very smart, calm, focused girl and I think she knows what she wants to achieve and what we always say to artists in this situation is it’s not a race,” he said.
Meanwhile, the “Light Up the Sky” composer recently appeared in “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” where she had to sing a song while holding marshmallows inside her mouth. Host Fallon kicked off the game by filling his mouth with marshmallows and then singing Lady Gaga’s song “Poker Face,” followed by Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” When Fallon sang NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye,” Vanderwaal commented that she’s not familiar with the song because she wasn’t even born in the '90s.
Vanderwaal is set to headline a series of shows in Las Vegas from Oct. 27 to 29. She will be joined by fellow contestant Tape Face and more.