Kristen, who is from Sebastian, Florida, which is near Orlando, was working as a nurse tech when she tried out for the show.
Kristen tried out for the show singing "Good Morning Heartache" by the great Billie Holliday. Impressed by her voice, she got three yeses and made it to Hollywood where she did very well. Yet when she made the top 30, her take on the Adele song "Turning Tables" didn't impress the public so she had to sing one of her Hollywood performances, "Unconditionally" by Katy Perry, in order to earn her place in the top 13. She made it as a wildcard.
For "This Is Me" week, Kristen chose to sing "Beautiful Disaster" by Kelly Clarkson. However, it proved to be her last as she was eliminated on February 27, 2014.
|Episode||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order #||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||"Good Morning Heartache"||Billie Holiday||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 1||A Capella||"Nobody's Perfect"||Jessie J||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 2||Group Performance||"Treasure" with Sam Woolf||Bruno Mars||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 3||Solo||"Unconditionally"||Katy Perry||N/A||Advanced|
|Top 31 (10 Women)||Personal Choice||"Turning Tables"||Adele||2||Wild Card|
|Wild Card||Hollywood Round 3 Solo||"Unconditionally"||Katy Perry||5||Advanced|
|Top 13||This Is Me||"Beautiful Disaster"||Kelly Clarkson||3||Eliminated|
Since her time on the show, Kristen has been working on her music. She recently posted a video of herself singing the Ed Sheeran hit "Don't" on her YouTube channel.
|Caleb Johnson ·Jena Irene ·Alex Preston ·Jessica Meuse ·Sam Woolf ·CJ Harris ·Dexter Roberts ·Malaya Watson ·Majesty Rose ·MK Nobilette ·Ben Briley ·Emily Piriz ·Kristen O'Connor|