12-year-old Grace VanderWaal wowed audiences and judges with her performance of this poignant ballad on the June 7, 2016 episode of America's Got Talent
. The New York pre-teen strummed an ukulele as she sung the tune. She told Radio.com
: "I started playing ukulele about two years ago, around when I was ten. A lot of people tell me I should play guitar, and how ukulele is not really an instrument— kind of a toy. I really beg to differ because I think you can really get good on it. Maybe one day I'll play guitar, but think ukulele will always be my main instrument because I love it."