America's Got Talent Singer Kodi Lee Performs The National Anthem

America's Got Talent Singer Kodi Lee Performs The National Anthem

America’s Got Talent contestant Kodi Lee performs a rousing rendition of The National Anthem.

We first met Kodi when he auditioned for the 2019 season of the popular talent competition. He earned the golden buzzer from judge Gabrielle Union for the emotional performance of ‘A Song For You.’ Before the audition, Kodi Lee won hearts all over the world when he shared that he was blind with autism. But Kodi is a musical prodigy with perfect pitch and audio photographic memory. This means that he can remember music after hearing it only once.

His inspiration story touched so many and, now, we’re taking a look back at some of his previous performances. In this clip, Kodi is performing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ for a pep rally at Elsinore High School.

In 1814, Francis Scott Key penned the iconic song during The War Of 1812. British forces bombed Fort McHenry, but the U.S. proved victorious during the battle. The next morning, Francis Scott Key spotted the American flag flying over the fort and he was immediately inspired. In 1931, The United States Of America officially adopted ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as our anthem.

“O! say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”

As Kodi Lee belts out these famous lyrics, you can feel the passion and power behind every single note. This is truly a talented young man and we’ll be hearing his name for years to come.

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