“I’m human and obviously things hurt sometimes,” she said of harsh social media comments. “It feels like it’s been so much that you become desensitized online to hatred. When I was young, I experienced a lot of hatred online. But I am happy that it was there because it made me ready for the rest of my life.

Ultimately, it’s a life—and career—worth celebrating. Simon called Grace’s audition earlier this month one of the top Golden Buzzer moments. While some contestants leave the show after their stints, Grace continues to release new music including “Lion’s Den”.

Grace said that Grace was just a young girl, and she didn’t fully know what she was doing. She reflected back on the audition. It’s surreal how this has changed my entire life. Now, I sit here in my business years later. “I never thought that I would be doing this.”