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Grace VanderWaal performing at LOVELOUD Festival

Grace VanderWaal Hosts an Epic LOVELOUD Contest

July 29, 2018

When America’s Got Talent Winner Grace VanderWaal announced she was a 2018 LOVELOUD headliner, fans were thrilled. But when she reported she’d also be hosting a competition where one lucky winner would perform live on stage with her…excitement reached a whole new level.

The contest rules were simple. Using #LOVELOUDContest, singer/songwriters had to post an original song about at least one of LOVELOUD’s pillars—love, support, and acceptance—to social.

Soon after the contest was announced, entries poured in. Hundreds of heartwarming songs with meaningful lyrics flooded the #LOVELOUDContest hashtag page. See a few of our favorites below:

In the end, only one winner could be selected. With a little over a week before the festival kicked off, Grace announced on Twitter the very lucky winner, Imani Forbers!

Festival day was a very special moment for Irmani who was introduced by Grace before she wowed the stage with her powerful vocals. Check out her full performance for yourself:

We truly were blown away by all of the entries and inspiring messages you all had to share. We can’t wait for LOVELOUD 2019, where we will continue to spread messages of love, support, and acceptance!

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