Since America and the world got introduced to the talent that is Kodi Lee, it’s been an incredible ride watching his rise on the talent show. The blind and autistic 22 year old has only hit the stage twice and has left the audience in awe each time.
Wednesday night’s performance at the semifinals was nothing short of incredible. Hitting the stage, Lee performed a piano rendition of You Are The Reason by Calum Scott and left the judges and the entire audience in tears. All through the performance, Simon looked so lovestruck as Kodi played and sang his heart out.
Lee‘s performance was so moving that the audience screamed his name when he was done. Someone was most impressed than everyone else, Simon. As always, he spoke from his heart, citing Kodi‘s story and talent and calling him special. He said;
“Your story is unbelievable. But now let’s take it back to your talent. Every time you come on, particularly tonight, you put your twist on a song that makes you, in my opinion, one of the most special, talented contestants”.
The show’s new judge, Gabrielle Union definitely floored said,
“We are all so grateful to be in your orbit”
Even Sean Hayes of Will & Grace admitted he had tears in his eyes while Lee performed. Of 11 acts who performed that night, Lee was part of the 5 (the first name called) who made it to the finals.
Kodi Lee grew to popularity on the show after his performance of Donny Hathaway‘s A Song For You which earned him a golden buzzer.