LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) – A video of an old Utahn has gone viral after he performed an impressive audition for "America's Got Talent."
Kodi Lee, 22, a former resident of Tooele County, received the first Golden Buzzer, which guarantees that she will advance to live shows in Hollywood.
Lee was guided to the stage and piano by his mother, who explained that Lee is blind and autistic. After a brief interview with mom and her son, Lee was accompanied on the piano while singing "A Song For You" by Donny Hathaway.
His performance made several judges and many more members of the audience mourn, and Lee received a standing ovation.
Judge Gabrielle Union pushed the program's golden bell, which means that Lee will advance to the show live without the threat of a provisional elimination.
See his performance by clicking on the player below.
Among the well-known personalities who share emotional tweets after Lee's performance are Oprah Winfrey, Perez Hilton and Utah jazz player Joe Ingles.
Lee was born in California, but lived in Utah for about six years, and attended Copper Canyon Elementary and Stansbury High before his family returned to the West Coast, according to The Transcript Bulletin.
The newspaper described Lee, who was then 11 years old, in 2008, according to a more recent article celebrating the success of his "AGT" hearing.
Lee's website, Kodi Lee Rocks, says he was born with optics nervous hypoplasia and survived "a lifesaver Surgery at 5 days of age. "He was diagnosed with autism at age 3, the site said, adding that" it has never prevented Kodi from achieving his dreams. "" Kodi continues his musical career and his dream is to be a rock star for thousands of fans. "
The site describes Lee as a "wise prodigious musical ", saying that his gifts include a perfect tone and the ability to remember a song after listening.
Watch the video below: