Qualifiers Episode 5 of “America’s Got Talent” aired Tuesday, September 6 on NBC with 11 acts live on the big stage. One of these acts was KristenCruz, which got her started singing on social media while making smoothies. His performance on the live stage of Miley Cyrus and Marc Ronson“Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” caused a disagreement at the judges’ table, with Simon Cowell saying she “chose the wrong song” and Heidi Klum declaring her “fierce”. Who do you agree with? Watch the “AGT” video above.
Kristen is a 19-year-old singer from Irving, Texas who readily admitted to hosting Terry Crews that singing live in front of millions of people is “very different from my bedroom and my kitchen… it’s definitely a big change, but I’m so grateful to be here and thank you all for supporting me .” She confirmed to the judges that the singers she admires the most are Adele and Amy Winehouse.
Only two acts from this week’s group will make it to the grand final, meaning nine of them will head home on Wednesday’s results show. Do you think Kristen Cruz has done enough to advance to the next round? Here’s what the “AGT” judges had to say about his live performance:
Sofia Vergara“Kristen, I’m so happy for you that you stepped out of your TikTok comfort zone and decided that ‘AGT’ was the next step for you, because it was the right thing for you.”
Simon Cowell: “Listening to your voice then, I was kinda thinking, you almost have like a great country voice. And I think, in my opinion, you picked the wrong song tonight. It was like you were screaming the song. Your voice is amazing. I just don’t think you connected with the song tonight.
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Heidi Klum: “I totally disagree. Your voice is fierce and I love it! And literally when I close my eyes, I hear Miley Cyrus, the woman who sings this song. You are amazing and you have to be on this stage.
Howie Mandel“I don’t really agree with Simon on that. I’m closer to what Heidi says. The word that comes to mind is powerful. I like these powerful ballads and I like the brutality of your voice. You seem to be doing this live on stage, off TikTok, for years now. America has only two choices – I hope you are one of them.
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