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Performance [90] 24-Mar-2017 (Event)

Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 Closing ceremony


"13-year old America´s Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal got the audience moving when she performed her two songs “I don´t know my name” and “Light the sky”, before she handed over the stage to honorary president of Special Olympics Austria, Arnold Schwarzenegger" (

Other performers at the closing ceremony were Helene Fischer (Soviet-born German artist) presenting the official anthem of the Games, "Fighter"- , Andreas Gabalier (Austrian Folksinger), and Rose May Alaba (Austrian singer) performing the Coca-Cola Unified Song "Can you feel it". It also included international dance and acrobatics performances by Cirque du Soleil artists and Dutch-American world dancing champion Louis van Amstel.

"The Special Olympics World Games are an international sporting activity for participants with intellectual disabilities, organized by the IOC-recognized Special Olympics organization. The first International Special Olympics Winter Games were held in February 1977 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, US. In 1991. (Wikipedia)"

(Off Youtube)


Grace VanderWaal - Vocals, Ukulele

Gudula Urban - Cello

Bernhard van Ham - Keyboards

Martin Weninger - Percussion


The Austrian speaker says that she performs three songs but she only performed two

Reviews, Recaps, Behind the Scenes etc.

Type Comment Link
Performance related funny rehearsal w/ bad mike stand ;-)
Performance related Grace at the stadium and hour before her performance
Media, PR etc Special Olympics closing event
Timeline content Grace Vanderwaal Timeline on Facebook: Performance
Timeline content Grace Vanderwaal Timeline on Facebook: Sound check

Times Performed

Grace has performed: 1 times at this event, 1 times at this venue, 1 times in this city, 3 times in this state, 3 times in this country