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‘AGT’ Contestant Kodi Lee Gives Jaw-Dropping Performance For Simon | The Kelly Clarkson Show

October 17, 2019


– So you created America’s Got Talent, X Factor, like all these shows. Honestly, what is your secret? Do you just wake up? Does it come to you in a dream? What happens? – I wish it was that simple,
that particular show was, I was in my kitchen watching a rival show, and there was this girl
who was so terrible, murdering this song, and I
remember it was “Get Here.” And I thought I’d actually
rather watch dogs dancing than listen to that, and
I thought, you know what, I’m gonna make a show where
dogs can dance on a show. (laughs erupt) And that I swear to God that’s
how the show, that was it. – Oh my gosh, you just wake up every day and just excellence comes out, okay. (laughs and groans erupt) – No, you’ve gotta be.. – No seriously, you have
no, like there’s no fault. There’s no fault, all
the shows are so amazing. (laughter erupts) They are! – [Randy] Ryan is not here. – Do you watch America’s Got Talent? – Ryan’s not here to defend himself. – Guilty is charged. – [Kelly] See, I’m telling
you, everybody loves it. – I’m obsessed. – You’re shows are such a hit, you really do resonate with people. – Well, I do say this,
it is absolutely true, is that if you don’t
have great contestants, you have no show, genuinely
that is the truth. And they’ve got to trust you,
so on all the shows I’ve done it’s only good when you look back, and like we’re sitting today, and I hear your success
stories, the two of you, it’s like, that’s why the shows work. – The concept works, yeah (applause). – Do you two watch
America’s Got Talent, too? – Of course. – All right, well to help get ready for tonight’s AGT finale we have a clip of one of the most viral
performers on the show. His name is Kodi Lee,
he’s blind and autistic, and this is his audition, take a look. – Hello! – Welcome to America’s Got
Talent, what’s your name? – I’m Kodi. (applause) I’m Kodi Lee! – What are you gonna to
do here for us today? – I’m gonna sing a song
for you on the piano. – I love it. (piano beautifully plays) ♪ I’ve been so many places
in my life and time ♪ ♪ I’ve sung a lot of songs ♪ ♪ And I’ve made some bad rhymes ♪ ♪ I’ve acted out my life in stages ♪ ♪ 10,000 people watching ♪ ♪ We’re alone now ♪ ♪ And I’m singing this song to you ♪ (applause erupts) – [Randy] So good (applause). – Go Kodi! – I was, like y’all’s faces
is what we were all feeling. That was incredible,
what an incredible thing that you’ve made a
vessel for to get to see that kind of talent, that was incredible. (applause erupts) – Thank you, I appreciate that. – And I say that, honestly,
we wouldn’t of even known. That’s one of the reasons
why I wanted to do this show. I want all these rad humans,
these people who aren’t seen, to be seen, because I had that moment, and I want to give that to other people. And you give that to so many people, and that was so beautiful. What was that moment like? – I just said to the guys,
when we were watching it, on the day, you know because
before he started to sing it was a very, very long time. So I was five seconds
away from standing up to go up to him to say “look
let’s do this tomorrow, “or the following day,” and
just as I was standing up, he was at the piano and he starts to sing. And that’s when you see my face drop. And now I’ve got to
know him and his family. Let me tell you, he is
one of the sweetest, nicest people you will ever meet. – And talented.
– [Paula] And talented. – And loving every second of this. And to my early point,
about what is a show without great contestants,
you have no show. – Yeah. – It’s true reality television ’cause it’s not about the
drama and all the (mumbles) it’s about the talent and
those beautiful moments. – Thank you (applause) I agree.

100 Comments

  • Reply Tom Jackson September 21, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Still goose bumps this many months later

  • Reply Irene Barraza September 21, 2019 at 4:15 am

    I am so, so happy for him!!
    He is a beautiful person!!
    He made my cry!๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญโคโคโคโค

  • Reply Ember Marie September 21, 2019 at 4:16 am

    I lived in Burleson TX.
    Yup me and my Pops! We had to move and I had to leave my friends… We used to play girl band… The oldest of the two sisters was the best but we had fun. Not that it was AGT ready but hey childhood is full of sillyness!
    Stay beautiful soul family!
    Namaate

  • Reply Eric Nyberg September 21, 2019 at 4:21 am

    I donโ€™t think itโ€™s necessary to describe him as blind and autistic. His talent speaks for itself. #winning #kodilee

  • Reply Melissa Sing September 21, 2019 at 4:23 am

    Simon looks like he is so impatient waiting for kody to talk ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

  • Reply Kelly Matthews September 21, 2019 at 4:26 am

    Kodi lee is a gift from god

  • Reply California Dreaming September 21, 2019 at 5:05 am

    I think Kodi deserved to win. Think about this: even IF he wasnโ€™t autistic or blind youโ€™d still think, โ€œWow. This guyโ€™s amazing.โ€ So he didnโ€™t get any sympathy votes from me and I voted for him the whole way through. I do think he might have a chance to become a huge star, maybe like a combo of Stevie Wonder and Elton John, perhaps. And if so it will strictly be on talent alone.

  • Reply Ruthie May September 21, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Seriously, Kelly, shut up and let someone else talk. Come up for air occasionally.

  • Reply DuLce BarAjas September 21, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Massage face and all to remain youthful and it also cleans your lymph nodes keeping you healthy, home and cars filters changed frequently is important too,

  • Reply Ahmad Hasymizan September 21, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Salute to Kodi's mom! Thanks you, u've brought him to us and brush his talent, show him direction to where he is standing today. Salute!

  • Reply Guero Baile September 21, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Kelly you should get Charlotte Summers she didn't make it to the finals and it was terrible cause the judges treated her bad check her you tube channel singing shallow , unicorn and lifting me up, this girl is Just 14 years old from Spain , and money in the bank for whoever signs her a record deal . me and a lot of other fans was shocked to see her go home after singing Diamonds are forever , she killed it , check it out and give her invitation to your show .

  • Reply Mary Fifita September 21, 2019 at 8:54 am

    I love you ๐Ÿ˜˜โ™ฅ๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜˜ Kodi Lee
    You are excellent ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘Œ and amazing Singer. Im so proud ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ of Kodi Lee.
    Don't stop singing you are talented and beautiful ๐Ÿ˜˜

  • Reply khloe Goldsmith September 21, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    If you love kodi lee reply to my comment if you think he is going to win america's got talent like my comment

  • Reply Oceaneyes 805 September 21, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Subscribed!๐Ÿ˜

  • Reply Shayne Cohen September 21, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Funny how Kelly Clarkson was interviewed by Simon Cowell and now the tables turned and its Kelly Clarkson interviewing Simon Cowell

  • Reply Sarah Stewart September 21, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Awww, all three AI original cast members plus one.

  • Reply Anika Sharma September 21, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Winner of his 1st American ideal is now taking his interview.

  • Reply TellenThe Truth September 21, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    In this insane world where war has become "In Vouge" and Simon & his crew of wonderful judges makes our world just a weeย bit kinder. My wife and I have raised our now 22 year old autistic grandson, so Kodi was so inspiring to us all. Sure, we worry if we have gotten him prepared for the real world, and with autism that is not a sure bet.
    Kodi and his mom thru Simons show, do not have that worry now and I thank God for that favor of putting Simon on this orb of ours, and Simon does so much more than anybody has actually been aware of. In being born in Scotland, of course Susan was my personal favorite, as she lived a cloistered life up until this show, and she too suffered from Aspergers, or high functioning autism. It surely is a wake up call for all of us, in that through Autism, God shows us and gives us a glimpse of perfection through these dear people that are not accepted in this world as they should be, so Simon is two for two in the autism world, so thanks Simon. God will thank you soon enough, but not too soon.

  • Reply Cathy Davis September 21, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Steve Harvey had a better talk show it was amazing. More people watched him. Sorry

  • Reply Jon Tibbetts September 21, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    I still get a kick out of Simon's face when Kodi starts to sing.

  • Reply Neji513 September 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    I love Kelly, big celeb who doesn't butcher her face with crazy plastic surgeries. finally, someone on tv whose lips look normal!

  • Reply roel verjes September 21, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    yeah that's Kodi, yeahhh, plss vote for Kodi

  • Reply chadwick muir September 22, 2019 at 1:31 am

    Randy Johnson getting old.. grandpa randy ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ

  • Reply lol_ dani September 22, 2019 at 2:08 am

    I honestly feel so blessed to have witnessed one of Kodi Lee's amazing performances 2 years ago when he came to perform at my schoolโœจ My whole school loves him so much & I am so very proud of him! Congratulations Kodi Lee!!๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’“ You're AMAZING!๐Ÿ’›โœจ

  • Reply Oz Lee September 22, 2019 at 4:03 am

    They all look great! Get it, Randy!

  • Reply Butch L September 22, 2019 at 4:44 am

    I have an Autistic Cousin and I know what hardships they face, but you should never judge someone at face value because 90 percent of the time your going to be wrong. I had a feeling he was going to be gifted in some way…and I am glad that AGT gave him the chance and did not jump the gun and tell him to come back. Simon is alright in my book.

  • Reply r d September 22, 2019 at 5:28 am

    So Simon admits there's no show without the contestants? Than why the hell don't winners get the million in one lump sum? I just read today that it works like the Lotto, Kodi can either take 25k for forty years or opt to take 200k..And that's before taxes. Shame on Simon and all the producers of these shows. They can pay the judges millions of dollars and they don't even need the money. Simon is worth what? Probably close to 500 million. You know how much more popular Kodi made that show this season? And they they can't write him a check for a measly million dollars. I for one am boycotting AGT until I read that they've changed their policies and I urge everyone to do the same. Enough is enough, when you have to exploit someone like Kodi for your own personal gain, you've gone too far.

  • Reply Romance novels Hawaii September 22, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Can I be on your show?
    I wrote a love story of each Hawaiian Island. Published all but the Oahu novel.

    You were on island, Kauai, giving a private conference concert in Poipu. That's my hometown.

    I voted for you on American Idol. As did most everyone else.

  • Reply KellyKSM1974 September 22, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    I like what he said…"…it's about the talent & the beautiful moments…" ๐Ÿ˜€ Yes. I love Simon's judgment, that's what makes AGT a great talent show. His truth makes the performers work harder to be better & when Simon's genuinely moved it makes more of an impact b/c he's not easily pleased & that's when savants, prodigies, & hidden perfections come out of the wood work. Placement, timing, truth, & confidence…success! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Nerry Jimenez September 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Tears were falling when Kodi started to sing! My emotions were all over the place with Amazement! GO Kodi! KLove him, So Sweet! Blessings, Nerry Jimenez

  • Reply jrbland18 September 22, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    KODI LEE IS GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD. HE HAS ALREADY SHOCKED US ALL. BUT WE NEED SOME ONE LIKE HIM ON THE RADIO AND PEOPLE WILL BUY HIS TICKETS TO GO AND WATCH HIM. I WAS BLOWN AWAY, WHEN I HEARD HIM.

  • Reply Mike Mo September 22, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    What rival show was Simon talking about?

  • Reply GuessWhoNot September 22, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    I love Simon, I love Kodi, but why was this talk show favorable over Steve Harvey's? Outside of her music, I can't bear hearing Kelly Clarkson's voice for longer than a couple minutes

  • Reply Lynnie L. September 22, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Paula looks stoned, as usual.

  • Reply ella hamel September 23, 2019 at 1:08 am

    kelly clarkson, has no class, no star quality, her look is off putting. she is forced in our face. her show is new and already starts receiving A celebrities.

  • Reply wrands M September 23, 2019 at 1:49 am

    I did not even know that was Justin until the end lol

  • Reply Kewl Beans September 23, 2019 at 2:35 am

    stop putting "blind and autistic" in front of this guy's talent every single time!

  • Reply Kewl Beans September 23, 2019 at 2:38 am

    did justin even watch this season? literally every single contestant had some kinda "sob story" to go along with their "talent" it's all about the drama dude.

  • Reply J Blum September 23, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Paula still drunk

  • Reply austin wiseman September 23, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Patience is a virtue….never forget it, you may need it yourself one day!

  • Reply Sangtil Leivon September 23, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    I love you Kelly

  • Reply Dexter Dog September 23, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Kelly looking like Adele

  • Reply Taiwo Zainab September 23, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks AGT show for letting people to know kodi Lee talent and show the world

  • Reply Ash P September 23, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    He was good but i was rooting for DYC.

  • Reply Paul Womacks September 23, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Kelly Clarkson my wife and I love you

  • Reply legend Of good September 23, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    None of these people look real

  • Reply Don Won September 24, 2019 at 3:27 am

    Why does she have a show again

  • Reply AGENT 67 September 24, 2019 at 5:23 am

    SO, SO, SO, SO THANKFUL Simon didn't stand up and go up to Kodi Lee and tell him, "Let's do this another day! Just look at what Simon, and ALL the rest of us, would have missed out on. Kodi Lee is a GIFT from God … to show His glory, and Kodi Lee does so beautifully!

  • Reply sabrina hamrick September 24, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Whats wrong with Randy :.(

  • Reply SONS OF DRAGONS September 24, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Does clarkson sound fake to anyone else?

  • Reply SONS OF DRAGONS September 24, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Kodi is an extraordinary human being!

  • Reply bflandragon90 September 24, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Jeez…. Simon got some mad work done to his face….

  • Reply Melvin Thompson September 24, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Love you Kelly!!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  • Reply Trey Pannell September 24, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Bruh I still love the look on Simon face when Kodi first started singing

  • Reply Jan Haggard September 24, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Love Lodi Lee๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ Kelly have you heard about the teenager Greta on global warming

  • Reply K Farm September 24, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    I love how every comment is almost about kodi โค๏ธโค๏ธ

  • Reply ozman 1966 September 25, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Love the way ALL judges jaws dropped when He started singing, deserving winner!!!!!!

  • Reply Bunk Man September 25, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Is Simon wearing eye liner?

  • Reply Sibling cat September 25, 2019 at 4:02 am

    All three guys is responsible to made who Killy right now. Sfter more than a decade Killy reunite with them who judge her at Idol contest in her Show.

  • Reply lanna lane September 25, 2019 at 6:38 am

    After that performance the world fell in love with Kodi and I knew he was going to win. It spoiled it a bit for me because I did have a favorite, and they made it to the finals, but I knew none of them had a chance against Kodi. That said, there was great talent this year and I think some of them were happy for Kodi.

  • Reply Drake Haarper September 25, 2019 at 7:23 am

    I like Kelly, but wow, a talk show just doesnโ€™t seem like her โ€œbrandโ€. So strange seeing her interviewing the original judges of American Idol on her own talk show.

  • Reply Donna Marie Pszoniak September 25, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Love you Kelly "" your a natural like Ellen "" ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

  • Reply lorraine ramirez September 25, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    I love u so much girl! I hope you stay on the voice or I wont watch it anymore! I'm gonna start taping your show! Love u so much!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

  • Reply Mary Chipango September 25, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    My favourite for this season kodi lee, I'm very very happy

  • Reply Karl Smith September 26, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Simon is so talented he can impregnate his friends wife . Literally give him a yacht, a thot , a good friend and itโ€™s a done deal . Amazing

  • Reply Cora Foster September 26, 2019 at 3:57 am

    I will never scrub to your shity channel you fat pig there ain't no way I'd rather drop dead and go on and have some more freaking lousy kids you big fat s*** you will never make it with your precious little dam new show

  • Reply Barbara Baldwin September 26, 2019 at 6:03 am

    ok Isubscribed! I beg you-Don't cook on your show!! Just sing, and have Music and Joy!!!!oxooxxoo Your 1st fan ( voted for you) Justin was second, bless him.He was super!

  • Reply TinaKii LuEll September 26, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Best reunion ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Reply Learn English With Josh September 26, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Kelly Clarkson is such a natural talk show host.

  • Reply BE CONQUERED BY THE MACHINES September 26, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Wait a minute! Since when Kelly Clarkson had a talk show?!

  • Reply leicanoct September 26, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    I still hate Justin.

  • Reply johnnyreality September 27, 2019 at 3:05 am

    These shows have been around since the variety days.

  • Reply Mari Laucher September 27, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Wardrobe PLEEEEZ.!

  • Reply zmk666666 September 27, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Whatโ€™s wrong with simonโ€™s face

  • Reply Phasefella tv September 30, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Is it me or does Randy Jackson not look too good ? Is he sick ?

  • Reply romenn shinglai September 30, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    so kelly never stops talking, right?

  • Reply Jeff, the God of Biscuits September 30, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    If Simon had a talent, itโ€™d be humblebrag. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

  • Reply Edward White October 2, 2019 at 1:42 am

    justin didnt cut it for me. Kelly was better then than now. Her career is all bubble gum. Nothing we will be listening to 20 years from now or maybe 10. Glad she stopped singing because she never reached her potential by singing in a deep voice. Simon is iconic.

  • Reply jenifer wendt October 2, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Yo, kodi is such a gift. Thank you Lordโค๏ธ

  • Reply Joseph Towers October 2, 2019 at 7:13 am

    I'd love to be a guest on her show taljj g about my channel RisingUp! Check it out! It's about personal and professional development

  • Reply MYTHO Eco Living October 2, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Go Kodi….Go!…. So great

  • Reply this is me October 3, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Randy Jackson looking like Billy Porter

  • Reply Bonnie Tudor October 4, 2019 at 12:48 am

    I love you Kelly I love your show you are so funny I wish you could do the hot pepper challenge I laughed so hard and when you could not open the bottle of water I lost it I laughed do hard I,will always keep it on my phone love from,this Georgia girl to a Texan girl see you'all later I missed one show they changed the time and station I missed the one on October 3rd show keep up the good work we love you here

  • Reply Amanda Handlin October 6, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Hey kelly plz have cody on your show.

  • Reply Joyce Wambui Kiongo Joyful October 7, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Kodi has an amazing gift and his parents saw it and natured him through the years. His hard work and hope made him win. Congratulations Kodi.

  • Reply L Ol October 7, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Ok but why do randy & Simon look like shit & THEM GOOSEBUMPS WHEN HE STARTED SINGING

  • Reply Rodrigo Morales October 7, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Kelly…. Gooooooo leona lewis!!!!!!!

  • Reply Kessie Gonzalez October 8, 2019 at 6:53 am

    He deserved that win , he's so talented ๐Ÿ˜

  • Reply subi subi October 9, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Simon looks very different.

  • Reply Wilhemina Nehumba October 10, 2019 at 11:37 am

    The 151 dislikes are from mentally ill retards who seriously can hate this

  • Reply Corey Smith October 11, 2019 at 3:55 am

    Randy Jackson looks like he has AIDS!!!

  • Reply elle swies October 11, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Why do they dress Kelly in those outfits with necklines up to her chin? It looks awful. She needs a rounded neckline…stylist…why?

  • Reply Akanaro O.O October 11, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    "America has sob stories" is a better name for that show. Too often a young kid with some sad story gets sympathy votes and win against real talented artists. And they use paid audience members and queue cards to get the public to react just right. And they see the acts long before the "first" audition is shown on TV. What you think is the first audition is more like the third one. It's all so damn fake.

  • Reply Belinda Kaysac October 12, 2019 at 5:19 am

    What has happened to his face?…botched plastic surgery?..what was he thinking??

  • Reply meah adelgado October 12, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Wow its nice to see Paula and Simon again .

  • Reply L J.C October 13, 2019 at 6:31 am

    I just can't figure out what exactly wrong with Simon's face ..he's done something to his eyes and teeth but his eyes look very odd, should have left alone.

  • Reply Jessica B October 15, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Randy looks amazing!!

  • Reply Jessica B October 15, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Kodi is amazing!!

  • Reply michael burke October 15, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    If Simon you think a great contestant makes a great show why do you put shit through?

  • Reply Mary Chela October 16, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Love kody … so deserve it, love him very much very talent , but I have to say Simon missed the another boy who as talent as koby lee, who is the another of the best singers this year … Benicio Bryan … love him too …and his song wao wao I canโ€™t stop listening those song and his voice is super wao , and I have to say I hate this screaming woman who is in charge of the show Jesus, please change her or keep her quiet why canโ€™t she just talk like a normal person calm dow woman … Jesus Christ she sound very loud and is annoying and interrupting wao who the whole is she …

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