Blind singer with autism blows away judges on ‘America’s Got Talent’


A 22-year-old who is blind and has autism gave a memorable performance on “America’s Got Talent” Tuesday night.

Kodi Lee was assisted onto the stage by his mother Tina. She told the judges that he's always loved music.

“He listened, and his eyes just went huge, and he started singing,” she said. “I realized 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 saved his life playing music.”

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Kodi performed a rendition of “A Song for You” by Donny Hathaway.

After his performance, he received a standing ovation and judge Gabrielle Union hit the Golden Buzzer to advance Kodi to the live shows.

“What just happened there was extraordinary,” judge Simon Cowell said. “I’m going to remember this moment for the rest of my life.”