This 22-year-old is living proof that music can heal.
“He listened and his eyes just went huge and he started singing,” his mum said.
“I realized he’s an entertainer. Through music and performing, he was able to withstand living in this world because when you’re autistic, it’s really hard to do what everybody else does.
“It actually saved his life playing music.”
On stage, mom Tina helped her son to the piano, then Kodi performed a rendition of “A Song for You” by Donny Hathaway.
Simon Cowell blown away
It didn’t take long before the four judges and the audience rose to their feet when Lee finished his stirring performance.
Judge Gabrielle Union hit the Golden Buzzer, meaning Lee will advance to the live shows.
From the moment Kodi opened his mouth the audience immediately fell in love with him — even tough judge Simon Cowell.
“What just happened there was extraordinary,” judge Simon Cowell said.
“I’m going to remember this moment for the rest of my life.”