America's Got Talent contestant wows again with powerful cover of 'Hallelujah'

Publish Date
Thursday, 27 August 2020, 3:56PM

Cristina Rae first shot to fame earlier this year when she sang her heart out with not one but two show-stopping numbers during the America's Got Talent auditions.

Making her return to the stage in the quarterfinal round, she once again belted out a flawless rendition of Leonard Cohen's classic 1984 ballad, 'Hallelujah'.

Blowing the show's judges away with her powerful vocals for the second time, Cristina received a standing ovation from the entire crowd.

"Oh God, if there's one word to describe what you just did, it was flawless," judge Howie Mandel said after her song.

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"That was gorgeous," judge Sofia Vergara said.

"When I listen to you, you sound to me like you’re already a recording artist. It’s so great. I feel like I’ve heard this song before but then you made it so yours — so unique. It’s spectacular."

The 30-year-old Nashville native earned the Golden Buzzer from judge Heidi Klum in June, with her performances of Phil Collins’ 'In the Air Tonight' and The Rolling Stones’ 'Gimme Shelter.'

What a voice!