'America's Got Talent's Kodi Lee reveals he feels 'proud and super happy' to be Gabrielle Union's golden buzzer winner

MEA WorldWide recently caught up AGT season 14's golden buzzer contestant, Kodi Lee, in an exclusive interview and got to know more about his special moment on stage.


                            'America's Got Talent's Kodi Lee reveals he feels 'proud and super happy' to be Gabrielle Union's golden buzzer winner

'America's Got Talent' season 14 has been serving up some real talented performances. It's barely two episodes in and fans have found that the competition is really heating up. 

Over the two episodes, we also witnessed two well-deserved contestants receive a golden buzzer. One among them was Kodi Lee, a 22-year-old blind and autistic pianist and singer and the other was singer Joseph Allen who mesmerized the judges with his voice.

Lee was also the first contestant to receive a golden buzzer this season. For his audition performance on AGT, Lee performed his version of Leon Russell’s “A Song for You”.  His performance brought tears to the judges' eyes and he also received a standing ovation by them and the audience. 

Spellbound by his performance, Gabrielle Union hit the golden buzzer for Lee. Wanting to know how that moment felt and if he expected the golden buzzer, MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) recently caught up with Lee for an exclusive interview and got to know more about that special moment. 

America's Got Talent -- "Auditions 1" Episode 1401 -- Pictured: Kodi Lee -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Lee was only too happy to share all about the excitement he felt when he was to perform in front of the judges for the first time on the AGT stage. "I was happy, nervous and excited because I have been watching AGT for a long time and I love the show. To be able to perform for all four judges really made me feel proud and humbled." 

Lee's audition performance brought Julianne Hough and Union to tears and so we asked him if he expected it to be such stirring act, Lee said, "I did not expect that. But I am honored and so grateful that they felt the music the way I do. My music comes from my heart and soul, and it is so awesome that the world is feeling it too."

22-year-old Lee's performance was special more so since he started off by winning the first golden buzzer, talking about that moment and how it felt he said, "Heck Yeah! I was so excited, proud and super happy to be Gabrielle Union's Golden Buzzer winner. I did not expect it and the loud noise and confetti kind of shocked me, but I couldn't stop jumping up and down because I was so excited!"

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- "Auditions 1" Episode 1401 -- Pictured: (center, l-r) Kodi Lee, Gabrielle Union, Terry Crews -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Lee also shared a message for his fans who have been sharing immense support and love for the AGT contestant who has made it to the live shows. "Thank you so much for all your love and support. We all have challenges, times where it feels like too much to handle, but keep your head up and never give up on your dreams. Always fight for what you believe in and what makes you happy. Music is what I was made to do and share. I am so thankful every day that I am able to do what I love. We are all special in our own way so go out and find your star!" Lee said. 

'America's Got Talent' season 14 airs every Tuesday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information. 

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