Here’s a throwback video where beloved America's Got Talent contestant Kodi Lee sings The National Anthem at a school pep rally. And the rousing rendition had the crowd so fired up, at times the loud cheering drowns out Kodi’s beautiful performance!
We first met Kodi Lee when he auditioned for the 2019 season of the popular talent competition, America’s Got Talent. (Here’s where you can watch Kodi Lee’s Audition)
There, 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 as they learned the performer is 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.
Pep Rally Performance Uncovered
In this clip, Kodi Lee sings ‘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.
WATCH: Kodi Lee Sings The National Anthem At Pep Rally
Featured Image Credit: Youtube/Kodi Lee