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Performance [52] 23-Sep-2016 (TV Show)

Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon


Grace VanderWaal Is Hilarious During Her First “Tonight Show” Appearance! (Trevor Decker News)

”… on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. VanderWaal performed “Clay”, a catchy anti-bullying song. “Clay” is a true power anthem because Grace sings confidently that she will not change anything about herself for anyone. Also, Fallon announced that VanderWaal signed a new record deal with Sony Music’s Columbia Record”s (

”Using her signature ukulele, the young artist joined The Roots on stage, which was covered in a dreamy layer of fog and light-adorned trees.” (Entertainment Weekly) ["The Roots" are the house band of the show, but the three-piece accompanying Grace do not appear to be from that band]

She played a game of Chubby Bunny, singing edition – where she had to try to guess what Jimmy was saying through a mouthful of marshmallows.” (Teen Vogue)

This episode of The Tonight Show also included interviews with actor Will Forte and actress Haley Bennett.

On a TikTok “Q&A” on January 28, 2021, Grace talked about her experience on the show. A fan online asked her what her favorite show to be on was, and Grace answered: “My best experience has always been Jimmy Fallon, hands down. I will never, ever forget my experience with Jimmy Fallon. He came back [stage to great Grace] and he carried an incredible amount of energy like lit up the room, and there were no cameras. It felt authentic. It was like the green room was just vibrating and I will never forget that. I am a small artist, I am a very small artist, and he like hung out with me, he was so dope and I will never forget”.

(Elijah Wood homepage)


Grace Vanderwaal - Ukulele, vocals

Elijah Wood - Percussion

Hillary Smith - Cello

Unknown - Keyboards


1. Clay

Reviews, Recaps, Behind the Scenes etc.

Type Comment Link
Performance related The Chubby Bunny marshmallow game
Timeline content Grace Vanderwaal Timeline on Facebook

Times Performed

Grace has performed: 1 times at this event, 5 times at this venue, 64 times in this city, 190 times in this state, 439 times in this country