Kodi Lee is the official winner of 2019’s “America’s Got Talent.” The 22-year-old singer and piano player from Lake Elsinore, California, who is blind and has autism, immediately captivated both the audience and the judges with his incredible talent.
As the winner of Season 14 of NBC’s iconic entertainment competition show on TV, Lee will receive a $1 million cash prize as well the opportunity to perform in headlining shows at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino from Nov. 7-10.
Lee had a lot of memorable moments throughout the season. Check out four of his best performances from the TV show.
“A Song For You”
Lee got his first chance to wow the judges with his performance of “A Song For You” by Donny Hathaway and his rendition did not disappoint. In fact, the moving performance earned him the Golden Buzzer from judge Gabrielle Union. His mom, Tina, accompanied him on stage during his introduction to the judges, and she explained that music has been a passion for her son for nearly his entire life.
Watch his unforgettable first performance on the show in the clip from YouTube below:
“Lost Without You”
His emotional performance of “Lost Without You” by Freya Ridings caused judge Simon Cowell to close his eyes in awe. At the end, Lee had to join the audience and the judges in giving himself a hand. Watch the clip below:
“Bridge Over Troubled Water”
Lee’s powerful rendition of the classic “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel is sure to bring a tear to your eye. Paul Simon himself gave his blessing for Lee to perform the song on the show. Grab some tissues for this one:
“You Are The Reason”
Lee was joined by three-time Grammy nominee and “X-Factor” winner Leona Lewis for an amazing duet of “You Are The Reason” by Calum Scott. Last night’s grand finale performance led Lewis to tell ET after the show that she wanted to record a song with Lee. Be prepared to be wowed by their effortless harmony.
So much musical talent and such beautiful piano playing! We’re looking forward to seeing more from Kodi Lee in the future. Congratulations to this inspiring young man for his well-deserved “AGT” win.