Lee, who was born with optic nerve hypoplasia and diagnosed with autism at age 4, was an early standout this season after becoming Gabrielle Union's Golden Buzzer victor. "He's magic", Union previously told PEOPLE of Lee.
Kodi Lee, of California, was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, which caused him to become blind.
Fan favourite Kodi Lee has been crowned the victor of America's Got Talent. The victor of the $1 million prize and their own Las Vegas show will be announced tonight live on NBC during a two-hour special starting at 8 pm ET.
When his name was read out as the victor, Lee jumped for joy while holding his mother Tina's hand as confetti rained down.
Ndlovu Youth Choir Brings 'Africa' To AGT Finale
When he sang "Bridge over troubled water" with the special permission of Paul Simon, it left everyone emotional, and in awe of the singer and his talent. Look at everyone else, they are unbelievable and I think many deserve to win so I am waiting for it all to sink in.
For his final performance, Lee was accompanied onto the stage by his mother, Tina.
Ryan Niemiller said he got into comedy to get into wrestling, and he teamed up with his favorite wrestler Chris Jericho for an act that included judge Simon Cowell's face on a dummy and time in the ring. "I realized he's an entertainer".
"Through music and performing, he was able to withstand living in this world", she said. "It actually has saved his life playing music".
Villagers at the Moutse, Limpopo, home of the Ndlovu Youth Choir on Wednesday were hopeful the choir would win America's Got Talent title, but even if they didn't the choir has put its home-town on the map.