Blind autistic singer wows with stunning cover of Simon & Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'

Publish Date
Thursday, 15 August 2019, 2:33PM

The judges of America's Got Talent have been left in tears once again ...

Singer Kodi Lee – who is blind and autistic - absolutely wowed everyone with his stunning piano rendition of Simon & Garfunkel's 1970 hit 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'.

And well, there wasn't a dry eye left in the crowd afterwards.

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Following the performance - which earned him a standing ovation from the audience - judge Simon Cowell praised Kodi, sharing an incredible behind-the-scenes secret about the song.

"I want to thank Paul Simon, who never really gives permission for anyone to sing this song [Bridge Over Troubled Water] because it's very precious to him, and he gave [Kodi] clearance within 30 minutes because he saw your audition," Simon revealed.

"You are genuinely one of the most extraordinary people and talents we’ve had the great fortune to have on any show we’ve ever made. God bless you," he added.

Kodi's emotional audition earned him the coveted Golden Buzzer from judge Gabrielle Union.

The Golden Buzzer meant that Kodi automatically made it into the live shows.

"What just happened there was extraordinary, really extraordinary," judge Simon Cowell told Kodi after his audition. "I’m going to remember this moment for the rest of my life."