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‘America’s Got Talent’: Soulful Singer With Autism Draws Cheers, Tears and a Golden Buzzer

May 29, 2019

By: Bill Keveney

Source: USA Today

Musician Kodi Lee captivated “America’s Got Talent” judges and its audience Tuesday with an inspirational story and a beautiful song.

The 22-year-old singer and pianist, who is blind and has autism, earned Season 14’s first golden buzzer – and an express ticket to the midsummer live shows – in Tuesday’s season premiere of NBC’s top-rated summer series.

Before even taking the stage for the two-hour show’s final performance, Lee won over TV viewers as his mother, Tina Lee, described to him the buzz of activity at the auditions, which continue next Tuesday (8 EDT/PDT).

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