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Cristina Rae Gives a Goosebump-Inducing 'Hallelujah' Performance on 'America's Got Talent'

Cristina Rae
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Cristina Rae performs on America's Got Talent.

America's Got Talent's Golden Buzzer recipient Cristina Rae took the socially-distanced stage on Tuesday night (Aug. 25), and did not disappoint.

The single mom and aspiring singer delivered an impassioned, heartfelt performance of "Hallelujah" as her young son Jeremiah watched from home on the screen behind the judges. The rendition was complete with serene water effects behind Cristina as she sang.

Her powerful ending note caused the judges to give the Nashville-based singer a standing ovation.

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"I need this to change my life," she said during her audition in June. "As you can see, I'm a single mom and I was living in my vehicle while pregnant...I was, before I gave birth to my son. This will change my life by putting us in a home -- my own home, not just in family situations. I want him to have his own room; I want us to live in our own home, not a house."

Watch the "Hallelujah" performance below.