Blind Singer With Autism Brings 'America's Got Talent' Judges to Tears

Playing Blind 22-Year-Old With Autism Makes Judges Cry on โ€˜America's Got Talent'

Kodi Lee is chasing his dreams on “America’s Got Talent.” 

With the help of his mom, Tina, the 22-year-old, who is blind and has autism, positioned himself at the piano at Tuesday night’s show and brought the judges to tears as he sang

“I'm going to remember this for the rest of my life,” Simon Cowell said. 

New judge Gabrielle Union gave Lee the golden buzzer, which means he's going straight to the finals. 

Overnight, Lee has become a phenomenon.

Oprah Winfrey tweeted that she actually “stood up and cheered in my living room.”

“I dare you to watch this new 'America's Got Talent' audition and not cry!!!!” tweeted Perez Hilton. 

Utah Jazz player Joe Ingles called Lee “a superstar.” 

Following the show, Union explained that “everyone deserves a chance to shine” and said she was blown away by Lee’s performance and story. 

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