Young ‘America’s Got Talent’ Sensation Stuns With Elvis Cover

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Source: Trae Patton/NBC

Source: Trae Patton/NBC

Her America’s Got Talent audition earned her the praise of the notoriously critical Simon Cowell, who hailed the young singer as “the next Taylor Swift.”

Now, Grace VanderWaal has proven that her influences date a little further back, offering up a stunning ukulele cover of Elvis Presley’s “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” on her YouTube page.

In under a week, the video has already racked up nearly a quarter of a million views, and once again drew attention to this young woman’s undeniable talent, with commenters pleading with her to “make an album” as soon as possible.

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If you thought this classic tune couldn’t possibly be more soulful than it already is, you haven’t heard her take. To hear someone so young sing with such stirring emotion is truly a surprise. And if you need a reminder of just how strong a songwriter she is, here’s the video that originally grabbed your attention:

The next Taylor Swift? No way. She’s a remarkable talent all her own.

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