46 thoughts on “Grace VanderWaal “Stray” Live from The Slipper Room | Israeli Guy Reaction”

  • Grace writes all her own music. She does an occasional cover. "Stray" is about writing songs, only to throw them away. She wants to "feel and write" like she "used to." She is most proud to be known as a "singer/songwriter." She has performed in every type of venue from small clubs like "The Slipper Room" in New York City, to stadiums and huge arenas. She was the opening act for Imagine Dragons NA tour last year, and opened for Florence + The Machine this year. She stars in Disney's upcoming "Stargirl" movie for 2020. She will embark on a 22 city tour in August. I will get to see her live!!! She won AGT at age 12, then embarked on an amazing journey. Here are her accomplishments since:

    Won America’s Got Talent
    Won Radio Disney Award for Best New Artist
    Nominated Acoustic Music Awards Best Female Artist
    Won Teen Choice Award Next Big Thing
    Won Billboard Women in Music 2017 Rising Star Award
    Nominated Radio Disney Awards Best Song that makes You Smile
    Nominated MTV Music Awards Best Push Artist
    Won MTV Europe Music Awards Best Push Artist
    Won Japan Gold Disc Award New Artist of the Year.
    Two TOP 25 albums
    Three NA tours. Opened for Imagine Dragons, Opened for Florence + The Machine
    Stars in Disney’s “Stargirl” to be released in early 2020
    Sings on soundtrack for animated movie “Wonder Park”
    Billboard magazine named VanderWaal to its 21 Under 21 list of "music's hottest young stars" in three consecutive years, 2016–2018
    Variety listed her in its "Young Hollywood Impact Report 2017".
    She is the youngest person ever included in Forbes' 30 Under 30 Music List.
    Fender signature artist for the ukulele. Two produced in her name.
    Songs used in TV commercials – Honda TV commercial, Windex TV commercial – “Story of Lucy,” Sony commercial – "Beautiful Thing"

  • Another thing to note in Grace's career, is that like Angelina Jordan, Grace is not being pushed on Radio or other places to "explode" on to the scene. Grace has demanded a "normal" teen life again, after spending over a year writing, touring and working with nothing but adults. She said that when she got home she felt out of place with her teen peers, and couldn't relate. So, she stopped the home schooling and went back to high school. Grace says she has two lives. One as a performer, and one as a regular teenager. Grace turned 15 in January. Grace is very much in control of her destiny. She is signed by Simon Cowel's Syco Music and records for Columbia Records. If you want to get to know the "great kid and musician" that Grace is, watch this interview on the Zach Sang Show from this year. Grace is way beyond her chronological age.

  • She has opened for florence and the machine and imagines dragons. She has performed for big crowds many times

  • Here is a cover of "In my Blood" done better than the writer of the song.


    and this one, with only her singing without back up.


  • Grace writes her own songs she does a few covers she has had two albums in the top 25 on the billboard charts she has won 5 music awards including billboards rising star award she is a fender signature artist for the ukelele they made two ukuleles in her name her songs are used in TV shows commercials and movies she is on billboards 21 under 21 for three years in a row on Forbes 30 under 30 for music all of this without mainstream radio play yet her songs are downloaded millions of times on streaming apps like spotify and I heart radio I tunes and such

  • It's her band this was a small launch party for the song stray back in February she has a tour coming up starting August 10th she did 5 shows with florence and the machine a few weeks ago and did 39 shows with imagine dragons last summer and before that her own tour she is comfortable in large areas as shown with her time with imagine dragons and she is comfortable with small venues like the slipper room her last album just the beginning is a fantastic album and a great place to start with some more reactions her song moonlight is about a friend of hers that was going through depression better life is s song she wrote for her brother going through a drug addiction the best song on the album is darkness keeps chasing me live versions of that song are mind blowing

  • Grace is no joke she toured with Imagin dragons. She also is leading role in the movie star girl it's a block buster.

  • Here are two fan clips of her show opening for Florence at the American Airlines Area in Miami last week 6/9/19. Shows a more animated Grace then her intimate Slipper Room performance, which was beyond super.
    "Clearly" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrOl-3muLzo
    "So Much More Than This" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0PdN2tF6QA

  • Good reaction thanks to reacting to Grace , she is special, react to her song Darkness keeps chasing me live on MTV roof top , she wrote this with Micah Premnath when she was 13

  • Eddie, you asked about the band. Her guitarist and back up vocalist is Melissa Doughertry. Melissa is a music teacher, author by day, and a rock star by night. She has been with Grace since just before Grace's North American tour with Imaging Dragons. She's shared the stage with the likes of The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, and Pearl Jam. The fantastic drummer is Ben Masters. Ben is a Los Angeles based drummer. Ben has worked not only with Grace, but also many others. Ben has performed/recorded at Carnegie Hall, Capitol Records, Madison Square Garden, The Forum, and Red Rocks Amphitheater. Ben has played on National Television on The Late Late Show with James Cordon, MTV’s TRL, and The Today Show. Ben has been with Grace longer than Melissa. And thanks to James Thomas below, the current keyboard artist is Nolan Frank. Singer, and songwriter most famous for his work with artists like Justin Bieber, Sabrina Carpenter, and Noah Cyrus. His debut single as a solo artist, "Smoke & Liquor," was released in 2017. James provided his name, as I couldn't remember it 🙁

  • Grace started her channel to show her covers , the originals came later , I don't have a link but her cover of Shawn Mendes" in my blood" on Elvis Duran radio show

  • you should do more reactions to Disturbed a couple good ones are A reason to fight and the light please and thank you

  • I only see this video of Grace from you.
    here's some live events

  • Grace has been on tv a number of times

  • a very good command thank you in 2017 she opens with jason mraz the special olympics with i,m yours and close it on her own greetings from the netherlands also good is valerie acoustic from billboard

  • Nice reaction. Care for a bigger venue, Grace played? Here´s Austin City Limits 2017, prior her release of Just The Beginning:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J-tYlq7ddQ or this is Madison Square Garden on her JTB tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdfxC8Q7Ox0. Believe me, she can definitely rock an arena.

  • My favorite song of hers that she wrote under 30 minutes when she was about 13. A studio production.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAHi5sZZdeA

  • As you say, "unique." Unlike most female singers, she has a voice and style which are instantly recognizable. I think it's almost inevitable now that Grace will be one of the great singer/songwriters of our time.

  • Just found you. You reacted to Grace Vanderwaal Stray. If you would like to see he range you need to watch he cover of Shawn Mendez's "In My Blood" live on the Elvis Duran Radio
    show. Amazing rendition and makes it her own.

  • If you really want to know Grace go back where you last heard her at America's Got Talent. Start with the song Beautiful Thing (if you've already saw her audition). I advise you not to skip the judges comments.
    There is only 3 more songs that she performed after the audition song (I don't know my name). She wrote and composed all of those. If you take my advice it will be like watching a movie, but it's real life. You will get to see a 12 year girl go from obscurity to becoming a millionaire, and professional songwriter (at 12.. she only picked up the ukalale a year before).
    There are a few of us, who search around and follow those who react to her.
    BTW , thanks for checking out Grace. Please do more. (Liked and Subbed)
    ✌️😎 Peace

  • She has many songs and maybe 2 more coming out in 2019. She just acted in a movie that fit perfectly for her, called Star Girl and we are waiting to see it.

  • Grace is a unique artist and only fifteen , won AGT at twelve wrote all her songs that she performed. Truly a prodigy with immense potential
    . Her song writing and melodic bridges can compare to great song writers 3 times her age. She delivers her message directly into your heart like a sledge hammer. She is truly one of a kind. Enjoyed your reaction and will check out your platform again thumbs up https://youtu.be/nTphEozUkxg it is a simple song but truly profound in its meaning and emotional content

  • Grace is a natural live performer. Anything she does live is worth watching. My favorite may be her rooftop performance of Darkness Keeps Chasing Me. The story is that she wrote this song in half an hour at the end of a recording session. https://youtu.be/LjyquiQWF2M

  • Lots of good points in your reaction, like her varying the pace, even stopping. She was criticized for that by music teachers as a child, but she's always done what her gut tells her. The musicians are friends she often performs with: Nolan Frank, Melissa Dougherty & Ben Masters (L to R). They each have interesting careers. Would love to see your earlier reaction video, don't think it's on your channel now. Thanks for this one!

  • https://youtu.be/VQODLWSiyys. You do not even have to react to this. Just watch the whole thing. I believe she was 13 when she won this award. Shows a great kid with a bright future

  • No Angelina does covers, Grace is a songwriter. She won AGT in 2016 because of the 4 songs she wrote. Many people try to compare her to other teens singers but she is known for her brilliant song writing plus unique vocals
    The explosive voice your talking about is probably her " Escape My Mind" and "So Much More Than This" songs https://youtu.be/QZLSkrWtUSE

    https://youtu.be/E8m7ARxfR74 I gave you this one because it is a concert where you can see how many people there is but there are better videos

  • EDDIE, Grace's iconic Darkness keeps chasing Me tells many of her finest qualities. She wrestles with her own life and she is a fine human being for it. I can see it. I'm happy for her and I'm glad for us her listeners. DKCM is a must listen to understand Grace. OLD PETER U S A

  • Grace regularly sings covers. About 20% of her performances are covers. She covers brilliantly. But "Stray" is an original, as are 80% of her performances. I enjoy your reactions but you do far too few of Grace. I realize that her voice isn't shockingly great like some singers. But, she has other qualities that put her in a class by herself. She is worth more of your time. I would hope to see you do enough Grace reactions to give her a playlist.

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