Blind Man with Autism Wows with Incredible AGT Audition, Gets Golden Buzzer

A 22-year-old blind man with autism has wowed the world with his incredible talent as he auditioned for America’s Got Talent (AGT), Season 14. He would get the golden buzzer and goes straight to the semi-finals!

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Kodi Lee, 22, entered the stage guided by his mother, Tina Lee. At first, everyone thought he was just nervous as he nodded his headed and rocked his body forward; but it turned out that he had autism. His supportive mother shared his story.

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We found out that he loved music really early on. 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 everyone else does. It actually has saved his life, playing music,” Tina explained.

As Tina led Kodi to the piano, she gave him some pep talk to which the young man responded positively. Then, he started the piece which would rock the world and surprise everyone.

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Kodi performed a soulful, flawless cover of Donny Hathaway’s “A Song For You” that moved the audience to tears.

Judge Julianne Hough could barely talk as she was overcome with emotion, wiping tears from her eyes. The other judges were equally impressed by the performance – and everyone was on their feet as Kodi finished the performance.

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Everyone was clearly touched by his performance, with the audience soon jumping up and down along the ecstatic Kodi and Tina when judge Gabrielle Union pressed the golden buzzer that takes him straight to the semi-finals!

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While there are times when the judges of various shows clearly put favor on differently abled people out of pity, it was clear that the AGT judges were truly impressed by his talent. He definitely deserved that golden buzzer!

A savant, Kodi has audio-photographic memory. This means that he can easily recall music even after just listening to it once; this even applies to songs in difference languages.

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AGT fans are in full support of Kodi, with many saying they would surely boycott the show if he does not win! Whoa.

Check out his amazing performance in this video: