Story of Cristina Rae America’s Got Talent’s Latest Discovery
The triple-threat Cristina Rae homeless and single child mother is an incredibly talented singer, actor, and dancer, who recently auditioned on season 15 of America’s Got Talent, a show infamous for giving its contestants a jumpstart in their careers. The single-mom appeared on the show with her son Jeremiah and her power-packed performance compelled judge Heidi Klum slam on the golden buzzer for the singer Cristina Rae, winning her a direct entry into the competition.
Cristina Rae’s Background: Everything We Know
Born and raised in Nashville during the 1980s, Cristina Rae trained as a classical singer, actress, and dancer at Salama Urban Ministries, as well as at the Blair School of Music, for 16 since she was 7 years old. She also attended the Nashville School of the Arts where she studied classical music and African dance. After graduating, Rae then enrolled at Fisk University where she majored in Dramatics, Speech, and Dance. She was also a part of the Fisk Orchesis Dance Company along with the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
However, Rae was told she may never sing again due to needing a tonsillectomy. This fact motivated the singer to study Biology at Tennessee State University because if she couldn’t sing anymore, she wanted to study the science behind why that was the case.
But as soon as Rae discovered her voice was still just as powerful and melodious as before her diagnosis, she left Tennessee State and has been on her singing journey ever since.
Cristina Rae’s Profession
Cristina Rae’s first big job in the industry was singing background for country music artist, Trace Adkins, at the CMA Fest.
She is currently signed to the labels PMJ Official and Company XIV. Recently, Cristina has appeared in Off-Broadway productions by Company XIV in New York, performing in Queen of Hearts and Nutcracker Rouge while giving it an original touch by adding a burlesque spin to the classic stories along with some extravagant costumes.
Rae has actually performed her audition song In the Air Tonight, before coming on to America’s Got Talent, early February of 2020 at Amateur Night at the Apollo where she won the contest. The singer also dropped her new single Unconditional in May 2020.
Cristina Rae’s America’s Got Talent Audition
In the 15th season of America’s Got Talent, Cristina Rae appeared on the show for her audition. But her initial performance of In The Air Tonight failed to impress judge Simon Cowell who then asked her to sing the second song of her choice. Without pausing for even a minute, the contestant went on to sing her second song Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones which left the entire room in awe of her majestic and powerful vocals. Cowell was visibly amazed and Heidi Klum gave Cristina the golden buzzer putting her straight through into the competition.
Cristina Rae’s Interesting Facts
Outside of performing, she is a mother to two-year-old, Jeremiah. He brings joy and love unlike anything else off of the stage. Her pregnancy did not stop her from working. She continued to sing and dance while on tour throughout her entire pregnancy, and has been in rehearsals and shows with her son asleep on her chest.
Rae is a happy-go-lucky person who loves relaxing in parks. Her favorite hobbies include bowling and shopping.
Cristina is also a Grammy Award-nominated singer who already has somewhat of a fan base in the field of music, especially in Georgia
Rae is extremely close to her aunt Persephone, a Drama Professor in college. The singer has stated that her aunt is always amongst the first few people to know about any huge event in her life. She owes her career and her love for the stage to her aunt.
Not much else is known about Cristina’s personal life. Although she has been vocal about her son, there have been no mentions about his father.