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Cristina Rae
Information
Age (at audition) 30
Sex Female
Act Singer
Seasons 15
Position Reached 3rd Place

Cristina Rae was a singer act from Season 15 of America's Got Talent. She finished the competition in 3rd place.

Background

An arts and biology major, Cristina has been tirelessly pursuing a career in entertainment while working as a body sculptor - though her role as mother to 4-year-old son Jeremiah gives her the most pride and joy!

As a single mother, Cristina has been through her fair share of hardships, which at times left her to experience homelessness. Nevertheless, Cristina's brilliance, resilience and love for her son keeps her heart and eyes set on the ultimate prize - a home to call their own and a successful career as a vocalist!

Audition

Cristina Rae's audition in Episode 1503 consisted of singing "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins. Simon then asked her to sing another song, and she then sang "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones. Impressed by her performance, Heidi Klum pressed her Golden Buzzer, sending Cristina straight to the Quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals

Cristina Rae's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1513 consisted of singing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara all gave her standing ovations.  Cristina received enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1514 instead of Annie Jones and Sheldon Riley.

Semifinals

Cristina Rae's Semifinals performance in Episode 1519 consisted of singing "Jump" from the movie STEP. Heidi Klum gave her a standing ovation.  Cristina received enough votes to advance to the Finals in Episode 1520 instead of Celina.

Finals

Cristina Rae's Finals performance in Episode 1521 consisted of singing Imagine Dragons' "Demons". Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum gave her standing ovations.

Finale

For the finale in Episode 1522, Cristina Rae sang "Lose Somebody" with Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. She received enough votes to advance to the Top 5 instead of Daneliya Tuleshova. Cristina finished the competition in 3rd place, ahead of Roberta Battaglia and Alan Silva but behind Brandon Leake and Broken Roots.

Trivia

  • Cristina is the second singing act to make it to the finals after being stopped by Simon in her audition. However, she is the highest placing singing act to be stopped by Simon.
  • She is Heidi Klum's furthest-progressing Golden Buzzer in the main series.

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