Connecting Grace VanderWaal and Geri Halliwell

Grace VanderWaal American singer-songwriter
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Darci Lynne American ventriloquist, singer, and actress (born 2004)
The comedy–singing act featured Petunia cutting off Lynne so Petunia could continue singing instead. Judge Mel B praised the act and pressed her Golden Buzzer, allowing Lynne to bypass the judge cuts and go straight to the quarterfinals.
For Lynne's first live presentation after her Golden Buzzer performance, she serenaded Mel B with her shy, stuttering Motown mouse puppet, Oscar, performing "Who's Lovin' You".
Judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell gave Lynne standing ovations.

Mel B British singer, actress and TV personality
In 1994, Brown, along with Mel C, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Adams responded to an advertisement in ''The Stage'' magazine.
"Viva Forever", another number one, was the last single before Geri Halliwell's departure from the group in May 1998.
The Nine Network confirmed rumours on 29 April that they had hired former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell to replace Brown.
Plans for a reunion were dropped when Geri Halliwell announced she was expecting her second child.
It was confirmed that Brown and ex-bandmates Melanie C, Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell—but not Victoria Beckham, who Brown dressed as for Halloween the previous week — would return for a 13-date UK and Ireland stadium tour Spice World - 2019 Tour, their first for a decade.

Grace VanderWaal American singer-songwriter
She includes among her musical influences such artists as Jason Mraz, Twenty One Pilots and Katy Perry.

Katy Perry American singer (born 1984)
After "The One That Got Away" was released as the album's sixth single in October, ''Teenage Dream'' became the third album to spawn six top-five songs on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 after '' Rhythm Nation 1814'' by Janet Jackson and ''Faith'' by George Michael.

George Michael
In June, Michael's close friend, former Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell, released a charity single, "Angels in Chains", a tribute to him, to raise money for Childline.

Grace VanderWaal American singer-songwriter
In a style reminiscent of Sia's best videos ... with such deep-cutting lyrics ... and sharp visuals".

Sia Australian singer and songwriter
"Alive" from ''This Is Acting'' was co-written by Adele and had originally been intended for Adele's third album.

Adele English singer and songwriter (born 1988)
She says she was "heartbroken" when her favourite Spice Girls member, Geri Halliwell aka "Ginger Spice", departed from the group.

Grace VanderWaal American singer-songwriter
In December, she sang "I Don't Know My Name" on '' The Wendy Williams Show'', at Cyndi Lauper's annual holiday fundraiser at the Beacon Theatre (where she also duetted with Lauper on "True Colors"), on CBS's ''The Talk'', and at Z100's Jingle Ball Tour 2016 stop at Madison Square Garden.

Cyndi Lauper American singer, songwriter, and actress
She contributed to the soundtrack of the 2000 animated film, ''Rugrats in Paris: The Movie'', performing the song "I Want a Mom That Will Last Forever".

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