Houston’s Singing Nurse Competes for Grand Prize This Week on America’s Got Talent

By Shannon Dillon

As if her day-to-day responsibilities as a utilization review specialist at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and raising two sons weren’t enough, Christina Wells’ star continues to rise on America’s Got Talent (AGT). The singing sensation is now a semifinalist in the competition and is preparing to go against 21 other acts for the grand prize. Although her schedule has been even busier as of late, Wells is still the humble, cheer-filled, easy-going person those who love her know her to be.

“If I were to be so blessed as to win this competition, the first thing I want to do is come home to Houston and celebrate with my city,” said Wells. “I want to have a huge homecoming concert and sing my heart out for all of you! So far, everything has been falling into place so I will continue to pray for more wonderful opportunities.”

Wells is a nurse by trade and landed on the national singing competition by taking what she describes as leaps of faith to follow her dreams. She’s performed for audiences around the world for as long as she can remember.

“I have been a nurse for 15 years and I know that there are so many of my coworkers who have a passion for caring for others, but may also want to sing, dance, model, paint or simply create; you can do both! We can all find ways to shine in this world so don’t let go of those dreams you had as a child. I have wanted to be a singer since I was 3 years old and now I am 42 years old! It’s never too late,” Wells said.

For Wells, singing is about more than just hitting notes in the perfect key. Some of her fondest memories are having the opportunity to sing for patients and coworkers. She doesn’t take her gift of song for granted and is especially thankful for those who have been by her side every step of the way.

“I want to send a sincere and heartfelt thank you to my Memorial Hermann family,” Wells said. “So many of you have reached out to me and made me feel so loved and supported. Knowing that I have the best colleagues by my side is absolutely mind blowing. I must also thank my director at Memorial Hermann Southwest, Lori Dittler, for being so supportive, kind and very understanding of this opportunity. Last, but certainly not least, I want to shout out to my Utilization Review team members. I love and miss you guys. I am going to do my best to make you all proud. Thank you Memorial Hermann for believing in me!”

Wells will hit the stage again on the Sept. 11 semi-finals episode. The season 13 winner of AGT will be announced Sept. 19 on NBC.

Click here to learn how to vote for Wells.

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