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Kodi Lee, 22, from California, appeared on the show on Tuesday night, accompanied by his mother, Tina, who explained that her son developed a love of music, and an incredible singing talent, 'very early on' in his life, sharing that she knew he was 'an entertainer' from a young age.
'We found out that he loved music really early on,' she said. 'He listened and his eyes just went huge. And he started singing, and that's when I was in tears, because I realized he is an entertainer.
Astonishing: Blind autistic singer Kodi Lee, 22, left the America's Got Talent judges and audience open-mouthed in shock when he sat down at the piano to perform a tear-jerking rendition of Leon Russell's A Song For You
Support: Kodi was accompanied on the show by his beloved mother Tina Lee, who told the judges that her son developed a love of music at a very young age
Talent: 'We found out that he loved music really early on. He listened and his eyes just went huge. And he started singing, and that's when I was in tears, because I realized he is an entertainer,' she revealed
'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.