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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.

Grace later (In a TikTok Video on January 26, 2021) told that this was her favourite talk-show appearance. Jimmy had visited her in the Green room and had been so full of genuine elegy and had taken time to hang out with her. He "lit up the room" as Grace explained.

(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, 53 times in this city, 165 times in this state, 370 times in this country