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WATCH: Simon Cowell thinks this singer is 'the next Taylor Swift'

MANILA, Philippines – Grace VanderWaal is only 12 years old, yet the infamously acerbic Simon Cowell already foresees a great, bright future for the girl who walked on the America's Got Talent stage with a ukulele.

Strumming on the little ukulele, the girl treated everyone to an original song, "I Don't Know My Name."

"I think you are a living, beautiful, walking miracle," judge Howie Mandel spoke of her glowingly, later adding: "I think the world is gonna know your name."

Right then and there, the judge sends Grace straight to the next round with his golden buzzer.

"Grace, do you know what I predict for you? I think you are the next Taylor Swift," Simon said.

Later, after Grace was ushered off the stage, the judges are still all praises. 

"Do you think we've got a star now?" asked Howie.

"I – hundred percent – think we've got a star. I really do. This girl is special. I'm now annoyed I didn't press the golden [buzzer]," replied Simon.

Earlier, before Grace performed, Simon asked if she believes she could win. "I mean, miracles can happen, so possibly…"

What do you think of Grace's America's Got Talent performance? Do you believe she could win this year's competition? Sound off in the comments! – Rappler.com