'America's Got Talent' season winner is Grace Vanderwaal — watch her final performance here



Ten finalists made it through the painfully comical audition rounds to take a shot at America's Got Talent's top prize of one million dollars and a headlining show in Las Vegas. But, of course, only one could come up with the cash.

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: TV personality Heidi Klum (L) and producer/TV personality Simon Cowell speak onstage during the 'America's Got Talent' panel at the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: (L-R) TV personalities Mel B, Heidi Klum and TV personality/producer Simon Cowell speak onstage during the 'America's Got Talent' panel at the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: TV personality Heidi Klum (L) and producer/TV personality Simon Cowell speak onstage during the 'America's Got Talent' panel at the 2016 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village on April 1, 2016 in Westlake Village, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Wednesday night, America's Got Talent aired the second episode of its two-part finale and announced Grace Vanderwaal — aka the "next Taylor Swift," as Simon Cowell called her when he first heard her sing — as their season 11 champion.

America's Got Talent' season winner is Grace Vanderwaal — watch her final performance here
Grace Vanderwaal collapsing into tears after winning season 11 of 'America's Got Talent'
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When her name got called the 12-year-old star broke down in tears. Host Nick Cannon asked if they were tears of joy to which she responded: "Of course!"

Vanderwaal stunned in their final judged performance, which took place Tuesday, singing an original song "Clay." It was the fourth original song she performed on the show.

Vegas is going to be an odd place for the star to perform her quirky, folk tinged numbers, but it will likely only be the first of many larger venues to come.

Watch her final performance below.

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