Cristina Rae is singing her heart out for a chance to make a better life for her and her young son. The powerful vocalist and single mom took to the America's Got Talent stage on Tuesday's new episode and earned the Golden Buzzer after performing not one but two show-stopping numbers.
Before Rae took the stage, the judges noticed her toddler, Jeremiah, stepping out from the wings of the stage between auditions, and were charmed by the cute kid.
As Rae took the stage, joined by Jeremiah, the Nashville native was asked why she chose to audition for AGT, and she explained, "I need this to change my life.
"As you can see, I'm a single mom and I was living in my vehicle while pregnant. I was [homeless] before I gave birth to my son," Rae shared. "This will change my life by putting us in a home, my own home, not just family situations.
"I want him to have his own room," Rae said, hugging Jeremiah. "I want us to live in our own home, not just a house."
"So do we! We want that for you," Howie Mandel replied excitedly. "I want you to think of this building and that stage as your house, and we are your family."
Rae belted out a rendition of Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" that seemed to impress the audience, but left Simon Cowell wanting to hear more. "Can I hear your second song?" Cowell said. "I want you to imagine that you've just done the concert, and this is your encore moment."