Grace Vanderwaal took the win for the 2016 edition of America's Got Talent
during season 11 and many have compared her to stars like Taylor Swift. Though Vanderwaal has been flattered by the comparison, lately, she's been speaking out. On her Instagram account, she posted a video as well as a message about just wanting to be herself and no longer liking to be compared to Swift or other artists. In the video, she stated: I ain't tryin' to be Sia. I ain't tryin' to be Melanie Martinez. I don't want to be Taylor Swift. I just want to be me, so please stop comparing.
And, in her written message on Instagram, she posted: I just want to say something that's been bothering me for a while and it's that I just want to be grace! Not Taylor Swift or Melanie or anyone else that I'm compared to! I'm so grateful and take it as a HUGE compliment but I'm just trying to be me.
Her Instagram post appeared to show a very tired Vanderwaal, so clearly, this had been weighing on her mind for some time. On a lighter note, tonight she is a participating performer on America's Got Talent's Holiday Spectacular
and she is singing "Frosty the Snowman". For more information on Vanderwaal, what the AGT
judges think of her today and more, click through our gallery of her best Instagram pics. (Instagram/GraceVanderwaal