The votes are in, and Kodi Lee is crowned winner of America’s Got Talent season 14.
The inspirational singer from Lake Elsinore, California, who is blind and autistic, took out NBC’s talent series after a string of stirring performances at the piano.
Early in the series, a flawless cover of Donny Hathaway’s “A Song for You” earned Lee the golden buzzer from judge Gabrielle Union, the first of the competition. He’s been the favorite ever since.
For his final show, Lee stunned once again with another rendition of “You Are the Reason,” this time with British singer Leona Lewis at his side.
Lee beat out a crowded field of musicians to win the $1 million grand prize and a headlining show in Las Vegas, slated for Nov. 7-10 at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
The finale featured performances from the likes of Detroit Youth Choir, who came in second place; teen singer Benicio Bryant; violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa; South Africa’s Ndlovu Youth Choir, young opera singer Emanne Beasha and others. Comedian Ryan Niemiller placed third.
The votes are in!
— America’s Got Talent (@AGT) September 19, 2019