America’s Got Talent has witnessed amazing vocal performances this season, including Kristen Cruz. The 19-year-old will be returning to the AGT stage on September 6 for the final qualifiers round in hopes of making it to the season 17 finals. There are only 3 spots left, and Kristen definitely has the talent to nab one of those coveted spots.
Even before auditioning for AGT, the 19-year-old has already made a name for herself. So, who is Kristen Cruz? She’s found TikTok fame and has gotten noticed by several celebrities. HollywoodLife has rounded up everything you need to know about Kristen.
1. Kristen is one of AGT’s season 17 contestants.
Kristen wowed the judges with her rendition of “I See Red” By Everybody Loves An Outlaw. All 4 judges gave her a standing ovation. Simon Cowell called the performance “unbelievable.” Heidi Klum admitted, “I want your voice.” She also added, “You are a star already in the making.” Kristen’s audition already has over 10 million views on YouTube and counting.
2. Kristen has gone viral on TikTok.
Kristen’s TikTok videos have racked up a whopping 47.5 million views. She has over 2 million TikTok followers and counting. She frequently covers hit songs while completing simple tasks like making coffee and more. Her cover of “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley has over 23 million views. Her cover of George Michael’s “Careless Whisper” has over 18 million. There’s no denying that Kristen has a one-of-a-kind voice!
3. Kristen is from Texas.
Kristen has grown up in Forth Worth, Texas. She’s currently in the IMMERSION program at Septien Entertainment Group. Septien is a music school in Texas. She’s traveled halfway across the country to take the next step on AGT.
4. Multiple celebrities follow Kristen on social media.
Kristen already has many celebrity fans. Ellen Pompeo, Ariana DeBoseand David Arquette Follow Kristen on Instagram. She will probably have even more celebrity fans after her America’s Got Talent audition!
5. Kristen is dedicated to her faith.
Kristen has posted videos of herself singing gorgeous renditions of Christian music on Instagram and TikTok. In May 2022, Kristen shared a heartfelt message about her faith. “The freedom, joy, and fulfilling love Jesus gives. So beyond grateful,” she wrote on Instagram.
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