|Age (at audition)||55|
Vocalist Carmen Carter is from Inglewood, California. While a biology student at UCLA, she performed at various nightclubs in the evenings and soon discovered that juggling her academic and music careers was extremely difficult, so she dropped out of college to devote her time and energy to her true love... music! Carmen went on to work with producer Alex Brown and toured with Karen White and Milli Vanilli. She was also asked to perform as a featured artist for the Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra in Thailand conducted by Shardad Rohani. She has recorded background vocals for artists such as Adele, Michael Bublé, Céline Dion, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand and more, and she has performed live with artists such as John Legend, Common, Aloe Blacc, Nelly Furtado, Queen Latifah, Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick and many more. She also has her own Billboard chart-topping single, "Always," released on Arista Records.
On the big screen, Carmen has contributed her musical talents to many films, including "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps," "Meet the Fockers," "The Comebacks," "Déjà Vu" and many more. She has also performed for several television shows, including "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "Ellen," "The Jay Leno Show," "The Arsenio Hall Show" and many, many more!
Recently, Carmen performed in the 2019 Super Bowl Llll halftime show with Maroon 5, she performed for BET's "American Soul" and she can be heard in "Toy Story 4. 
Carmen Carter's audition in Episode 1403 consisted of singing INXS' "Never Tear Us Apart." Howie Mandel, Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes," sending Carmen to the Judge Cuts.
Carmen Carter's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1409 consisted of singing The Beatles' "Come Together". Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell, and guest judge Ellie Kemper all gave her standing ovations. Her performance was strong enough to advance to the Quarterfinals along with MacKenzie.
Carmen Carter's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1411 consisted of singing Imagine Dragons' "Believer". Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, and Simon Cowell gave her standing ovations. Carmen did not receive enough votes to advance to the Semifinals, eliminating her from the competition instead of Alex Dowis.