During auditions, Kristen Cruz, 19, blew the judges away with her version of the song.
Kristen Cruz performed one of the night’s most memorable auditions during Week 4 of America’s Got Talent Season 17.
The 19-year-old TikTok sensation showcased her powerful vocals with a cover of “I See Red” by the indie pop band Everybody Loves an Outlaw.
“I want to sing,” Cruz stated. “I don’t want to give up and stop trying.” [I want] to inspire others, to show them that they don’t have to be anything other than themselves. “I’m not required to be the industry standard.”
Each of the judges voted “yes,” and the Texas native officially introduced us to one of our new favorite songs of the year. And there’s a reason why “I See Red” could seem familiar to some of you. Hint? It won’t take you 365 days to figure it out since we’ve got all you need to know right here.