Kodi Lee is one of the most inspirational and talented contestants that ever appeared on "America's Got Talent," and his performance shocked everyone during the auditions.
But, even though the 22-year-old managed to go straight to the live shows thanks to a golden buzzer from Gabrielle Union, he still has to make a living.
For this very reason, it has been reported that Lee has been allowed to perform at any of his previously scheduled live concerts and events outside the show.
FREE TO PRACTICE HIS ART
According to sources close to the production, there are no clauses in Lee's contract that keep him singing and playing with his cover band, Midnight Satellites.
Kodi will only have to return to the AGT stage in August
Just like many AGT contestants, Lee, a blind and autistic singer, makes a living out of his art, so the producers felt it wouldn't be right to force them to stop working.
AGT contestants are usually very talented, but Lee stood out from the crowd not only for his perseverance and spirit but also for his skills as a pianist and a singer.
THE DAY SIMON COWELL'S JAW DROPPED
His performance at the season 14 premiere of "America's Got Talent" blew everyone away, even Simon Cowell, who is normally quite picky when it comes to judging someone's musical abilities.
The music producer was so moved that he said:
"You have a really beautiful tone. Thank you so much for trusting us on this show. I'm going to remember this moment for the rest of my life.”
RECEIVING A STANDING OVATION
Howie Mandel and Julianne Hough also complimented Kodi, telling him that his performance of Leon Russell's "A Song for You" moved them to tears and that he managed to get everybody in the room up on their feet.
However, Union, one of the new judges on the show, had the final word and sent him straight to the live shows in Hollywood by hitting the golden buzzer. Now, Kodi will only have to return to the AGT stage in August.