AceShowbiz - "America's Got Talent" returned on Tuesday, August 13, airing the first night of season 14 Live Shows. The night saw amazing performers hitting the stage to impress judges Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Gabrielle Union. One of the most remarkable performances that night was from singer Kodi Lee.
The blind and autistic singer offered a stunning rendition of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water". In addition to blowing everyone's mind with his amazing set of pipes, Kodi successfully made the audience and the judges' jaws drop with his piano skills.
The audience chanted his name once he finished his performance, while the judges were all on their feet while giving Kodi the biggest applause ever. Gabrielle even cried over his performance. Simon raved, "You continually amaze me." He also added that Paul Simon rarely gave permission for his song be performed, but once he saw Kodi’s audition, he instantly gave Kodi permission.
Also performing that night was Brad Paisley's Golden Buzzer Sophie Pecora. She sang another original song which earned her praises from the judges. "You speak truth," said Julianne, who was brought to tears by the performance. Howie echoed the sentiment, gushing, "You are the most important thing so far on this stage tonight. You need to continue to be here."
Meanwhile, Danger act Bir Khalsa shocked everyone once again with their performance. One of them lied down and stuck a cucumber in his mouth while another guy used a chainsaw to slice it in half while being blindfolded. Luke Islam, who received Golden Buzzer from Julianne, put a show-stopping performance while belting out incredible rendition of "You Will Be Found" from "Dear Evan Hansen".
"America's Got Talent" season 14 airs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on 8 P.M. on NBC.