'America's Got Talent' Season 15 Finale: Cristina Rae confronts her 'Demons' in stunning act, fans call her winner
The singer has gone from living out of her car to building a home for her and her son, and her final performance on AGT reflected her stunning journey
Cristina Rae, Heidi Klum's Golden Buzzer act, delivered her best performance to date on the finale of Season 15 of 'America's Got Talent'. Singing 'Demons' by Imagine Dragons, Rae hit notes unheard from her thus far, making sure to save the best for last as the final performance of the season.
Rae, who entered the competition while still living out of her car and raising her son as a single mother, has risen above and beyond, finding a home for her family and demonstrating unmatched vocal skill and talent with her audition, during which she sang a stunning rendition of 'In The Air Tonight' by Phil Collins. Not entirely convinced, Simon Cowell — who remained absent during the finale owing to his injury — asked Rae to sing another song. She chose to perform 'Gimme Shelter' by The Rolling Stones, impressing the judges to such a degree that it prompted Klum to slam her Golden Buzzer and send Rae straight to the quarterfinals.
Rae has since brought her A-game to every performance but she truly brought her best to her last stage, and her audience evidently agrees. "Omg! I love @CristinaRaeSing song choice and her version is just... this woman can sing!" read one tweet, and another shared, "I haven’t watched this season at all. Holy crap this last singer is amazing. She just jumped like 8 octaves perfectly. I don’t know her name but wow."
I haven’t watched this season at all. Holy crap this last singer is amazing. She just jumped like 8 octaves perfectly. I don’t know her name but wow. #AGT— SallyB 🌼🦋 (@SallyBalsamo) September 23, 2020
And the praise continued, long after Rae delivered her last note. One tweet read, "Blow honey! Voice is absolutely beautiful!" and another said, "OMG!!!!! Cristina Rae just built a kingdom for us all!!!!! Her story makes her special, but her voice makes her a SUPER-STAR!! What a fantastic Final." One fan declared, "This is Cristina Rae's kingdom now!" And some simply said, "Wow."
OMG!!!!!— LC (@copeland620) September 23, 2020
Cristina Rae just built a kingdom for us all!!!!! Her story makes her special, but her voice makes her a SUPER-STAR!! What a fantastic Final. #AGT
One viewer stated, "Well, there's your winner right there. She crushed that dang song." A sentiment clearly shared by many. Another viewer said, "Now that was a performance... That should win it Cristina!!!" One tweet read, "Wow @CristinaRaeSing, incredible performance!!! So moving and magical. This is why people watch America’s Got Talent," and another viewer shared, "Firmly believe that Christina Rae will win!"
Now that was a performance... That should win it Cristina!!! #AGT— Alex (@cardinalalex77) September 23, 2020