A blind autistic singer has won applause all over the world after an astonishing performance on America's Got Talent who left audience and jury members in shock with open mouth.
Kodi Lee, 22, appeared on the show on Tuesday evening, accompanied by his mother, Tina, who explained that her son developed a love of music and incredible singing talent, & # 39; very early & # 39; in his life, she told that he knew from childhood on & # 39; entertainer & # 39 ;.
& # 39; We discovered that he loved music very early & # 39 ;, she said. & # 39; He was listening and his eyes were huge. And he started singing and then I was in tears because I realized that he is an entertainer.
Amazing: Blind autistic singer Kodi Lee, 22, left the judges of the America's Got Talent and audience with open mouth in shock as he sat down at the piano to hear a ruddy rendition of Leon Russell's # 39; s A Perform Song For You
Support: Kodi was accompanied on the show by his beloved mother Tina Lee, who told the jury that her son developed a love of music at a very young age
Talent: & # 39; We discovered that he loved music very early. He listened and his eyes grew huge. And he started singing and then I was in tears because I realized that he is an entertainer, & she revealed
& # 39; Through music and performance, he was able to resist life in this world, because if you are autistic, it is really hard to do what everyone else does.
& # 39; It has really saved its life, playing music. & # 39;
After telling the jurors that he would sing & # 39; a song for you & # 39 ;, an excited Kodi then sat down at the piano, where he received a quick peptalk from his mother, before letting him on stage to play.
As she watched, Kodi performed a spine-tingling rendition of Leon Russell's A Song For You, a hit tackled by some of the world's greatest singers, including Michael Buble and Elton John.
Hearing his sensational voice, all four jury members – Simon Cowell, Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union and Howie Mandel – were shocked with open mouths, while several members of the public were torn apart.
Awesome: As soon as Kodi started singing, the room became quiet and many mouths fell open in shock
Special: Tina said about her son's talents: & # 39; Through music and performances, he was resistant to life in this world, because if you are autistic, it is really hard to do what everyone else does & # 39;
After telling the jurors that he would sing & # 39; a song for you & # 39 ;, an excited Kodi then sat down at the piano, where he received a quick peptalk from his mother, before leaving him on stage to to perform
Sensational: the singer received a well-earned standing ovation after the end of his performance
When he finished his 40-second performance, the entire room rose to its feet, giving Kodi a well-earned standing ovation, while seeing both Julianne and Gabrielle as they wiped away tears – with several people behind them.
& # 39; I can't stop crying! & # 39; Julianne admitted, while Howie said to Kodi: & I will tell you that all four judges and everyone in this room are up. You were fantastic. We not only feel the authenticity of what you do, but you are a great inspiration and a great talent and it was great. & # 39;
& # 39; I know everyone needs a voice and an expression, and I really feel your heart, your passion, & # 39; Julianne added. & # 39; Your vote has blown us all away. I just want to say that I heard you and I felt you and that was beautiful. & # 39;
A stunned Simon was also blown away by the performance, and told Kodi and his mother: & # 39; What just happened there was extraordinary. Really extraordinary.
& # 39; I don't know what it's like to live in the world of Kodi – the only thing I can say is that you obviously have a great relationship, you two. And your voice is absolutely fantastic. You have a very nice tone.
& # 39; Thank you very much for trusting this show. I will remember this moment for the rest of my life. & # 39;
Spectacular: a stunned Simon Cowell was blown away by the performance and told Kodi and his mother: & # 39; What just happened there was extraordinary. Really extraordinary & # 39;
Blown away: all judges were amazed by Kodi & # 39; s performance, with both Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough tearing while Kodi continued to play
Emotional: & # 39; I can't stop crying & # 39 ;, Julianne admitted before saying to Kodi: & # 39; I just want to say I heard you and I felt you and that was beautiful & # 39;
Gabrielle then concluded the jury's comments and said: & i am a new judge this season and i am also a new mother this year. It's the toughest job I've ever had, and the most rewarding job I've ever had. You want to give your children the moon, the stars and the rainbows, and tonight I'm going to give you something special. & # 39;
The 46-year-old then hit the golden buzzer, immediately sent Kodi to the live shows and left Kodi and his excited family in tears.
While he was hugging Kodi in a warm hug, Simon said to him: & This is Simon. I am so proud of you. That was pretty amazing. & # 39;
& # 39; You have just changed the world, & # 39; Gabrielle added.
And it was not only the people in the theater who left the reverence for Kodi's talents – also on the social media, reports from astonishing viewers endorsed the incredible skills of the 22-year-old fame, including Oprah Winfrey.
& # 39; So loved this moment! & # 39; she wrote before she admitted: & # 39; Get up and cheer in my living room. & # 39;
Others easily confessed that they were left in tears of tears after the performance of Kodi, with one person who wrote: & # 39; I cried and felt his beautiful energy too! & # 39;
Celebration: Kodi received the golden buzzer from Gabrielle and received a huge congratulation from his mother
Tear-jerking: Tina was left in tears of her son's success, and the incredible reception of his performance
Happy day! Gabrielle and her fellow jury members accompanied Kodi and his family on stage to celebrate the joyful moment
Excellent: many members of the audience got up again to applaud Kodi's golden buzzer
& # 39; I predict you have the WINNER here! & # 39; another one added. & # 39; What an incredibly talented young man. When he sang, I tore and got chills! Simply amazing! & # 39;
& # 39; This was the best I have seen in a very long time. Amazingly, & a man said then.
According to the Kodi website, the talented singer is just one of the 25 musical wonderful savants in the world who are kind of & # 39; extraordinary skills & # 39; possess a perfect pitch and a sound photographic memory.
Miraculous savants are people with severe intellectual disabilities who are diagnosed with savant syndrome and are often autistic. Despite their limitations, they possess extraordinary skills and talents in a specific field, whether it is art, mathematics, science or – as in the case of Kodi – music.
& # 39; Kodi & # 39; s great gift lies in his musical expression, perfect pitch and passion for all types of music & # 39 ;, his website says.
& # 39; Kodi has an audio-photographic memory in which he can remember music that he hears after just one listen. An incredible gift in itself, but his musical expression and ability are even that. & # 39;
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