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Judges Cry When Blind 22-Year-Old Singer, Kodi Lee, Wins ‘America’s Got Talent’

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

Singer and pianist Kodi Lee, a 22-year-old blind man with autism, has just won the 14th season of America’s Got Talent.

Kodi first took the stage alongside his proud mother, Tina, before belting out his powerful and near-flawless rendition of Donny Hathaway’s “A Song for You.”

His initial performance left all four judges stunned and incredibly emotional. Gabrielle Union, the show’s newest judge, was so inspired and impressed by Kodi that she slammed her Golden Buzzer for the very first time.

Now that the entire country has voted Kodi as the grand prize winner, he’ll be walking away with $1 million and is slated to become the star of his very own Las Vegas show.

In the emotional clip below, see the touching moment that Kodi and his mom have been praying for … as all four judges leap to their feet to celebrate their new winner.

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