The Netherlands: Glennis Grace shines in America’s Got Talent final and comments on possible Eurovision return

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She may not have won the grand final of the 2018 edition of America’s Got Talent, but Glennis Grace looks back on a successful participation. The Dutch star made it to the Top 10 in the final and subsequently commented on a rumoured comeback to Eurovision 2019.

Glennis Grace had a amazing run in this season of the popular talent show America’s Got Talent, impressing judges and viewers alike with her incredible vocals. The Dutch artist and Eurovision 2005 participant steadily went through the auditions, the live shows, quarter- and semi-final, all the way to the AGT grand final.

In the past weeks, Glennis Grace stunned the audience with her interpretations of Whitney Houston‘s Run to you, Nothing compares 2 U by Prince and Never enough from the musical The Greatest Showman.

Her final performance of Run by Snow Patrol was again rewarded with a standing ovation from the audience and the celebrity jury consisting of Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel, who all praised Glennis’ capabilities.

Glennis Grace stated in RTL Nieuws:

People tell me: ‘you get used to this’. But I’ll never get used to this. At the end of the song I usually have my eyes closed. Then you’re finished and you look into the public. They all stood again. The judges stood. Then you just know: you did deliver. That’s what I always want to do so much.

The singer wrote on her Instagram:

This has been a journey and a life changing experience. Whatever happens in a few hours @agt gave me the platform I needed to announce myself to America. Thanks to everybody that has been rooting for me and send me all the sweet and supporting messages. I read all of them😌 hopefully I will see you all in the near future during my tours and concerts. Much love GG 🙏🏽❤️💜

Following the final performance, Glennis had to wait until the results were revealed. She took to the stage once more, starring alongside Albanian-American pop sensation Bebe Rexha, delivering I’m a mess and Meant to be:

The results

In the end, Glennis Grace did not go through to the final 5, with the eventual victory going to illusionist Shin Lim. AGT host Tyra Banks lauded Glennis and her performances, resulting in a huge applause. The singer is very proud of her achievement on AGT. Her performances will certainly lead to other musical ventures.

It looks like Glennis’ “impossible dream” has turned into a dream come true after all!

Eurovision 2019 rumours

Lately, rumours in the Dutch press stated that Glennis Grace might be doing “something big” following AGT. That this “big” event may be a Eurovision 2019 participation was insinuated in TV-show RTL Boulevard by singer Gordon (Eurovision 2009 as part of The Toppers).

However, after the AGT final, Glennis talked to RTL Boulevard about her future plans and was very clear about another Eurovision participation, either next year or otherwise:

No, na-ah! I’ve been saying that for years, but I have done it once. I also wouldn’t do this for a second time. It’s fun for once, but then it’s done. Never say never, but for now it’s a fat no.

Eurovision 2005

Glennis Grace (Amsterdam, 1978) represented the Netherlands at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine, with the power ballad My impossible dream. She unfortunately did not go through to the Grand Final, placing 14th out of 25 participants in the semi-final, with 53 points.