Man Who Is Blind And Autistic Leaves ‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges In Tears

blind autistic singer leaves AGT judges in tears
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There is one America’s Got Talent performance that no one can stop talking about, and understandably so! Kodi Lee came up onto the America’s Got Talent stage to confidently introduce himself, his age, and what he would be doing for them that day. Helping him was his mother, Tina Lee, guiding him.

The 22-year-old performer managed to receive the Golden Buzzer from the newest judge on the panel this season, Gabrielle Union. Even Simon Cowell, who is well-known for critiquing even the best of singers, said what happened onstage was “extraordinary.”


Kodi Lee earns the Golden Buzzer
Kodi Lee earns the Golden Buzzer / NBC

Meet Kodi Lee

“Kodi is blind and autistic,” Kodi’s mom, Tina, explained to the judges and crowd, “We found out that he loved music really early on — he listened and his eyes just went huge. And when he started singing, that’s when I was in tears, because that’s when I realized, ‘Oh, my gosh! He’s an entertainer.’ Through music and performing, he was able to withstand living in this world, because when you’re autistic, it’s really hard to do what everybody else does. It actually has saved his life, playing music.”

Kodi then took a seat at the piano with the help of his mom and began to play Leon Russell’s “A Song for You.” He simply stunned the audience as he began to sing.


After the show, judge Union took to Twitter to say, “I know I’m not alone when I say that (Kodi Lee) will change the world and inspire millions.”

At the end of the audition and after the Golden Buzzer had gone off, all four judges came up onstage. They hugged Kodi and his family and congratulated them. They all told Kodi just how amazing he really was! His singing voice truly caused everyone’s jaws to drop to the floor.

Kodi Lee performing on AGT
Kodi Lee performing on AGT / YouTube / NBC

It turns out Kodi’s mom was right; he is a natural-born entertainer! Kodi even performs at various places and has even taken classes at dance companies. One of the many videos on his feed is of him learning a full tap dance routine, and he kills it!

We’re so excited to see what doors America’s Got Talent can open for Kodi! He is so deserving.

Don’t forget to watch his full performance… it will seriously send chills down your spine!

There was a recent audition of a blind singer on American Idol that brought judge Lionel Richie to tears. You need to see it to believe it!

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