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Kodi Lee Given 5-1 Odds to Win America’s Got Talent After Receiving Season’s First Golden Buzzer

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Kodi Lee won the first golden buzzer and will be heading to Hollywood for the live show of America's Got Talent. Photo By @nypost (Twitter)
  • Season 14 of America’s Got Talent began earlier this week on NBC
  • Judges Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell, Gabrielle Union, and Julianne Hough make up this season’s judging panel
  • Early excitement hit as contestant Kodi Lee was given the first Golden Buzzer of the season. Will he end up securing a win?

Did anyone out there miss Simon Cowell’s ‘mentoring’? We didn’t think so. But for any of you clamoring to see what talent and entertainment in America has been bubbling off the radar for the last year, your moment is here. That’s right, folks, America’s Got Talent is back, baby!

Will Kodi Lee Win America’s Got Talent ?

Will Kodi Lee Win America’s Got Talent? Odds at BetOnline
Yes +500
No -1000

*Odds taken 05/30/19

We’re barely scratching the surface on this new season, and already fans and bet-makers are eyeing up the elimination-based reality entertainment competition, eyeing the competition for probability. So, is there any gain in placing early bets on the season’s first surefire contestant?

After his piano and singing performance, musician Kodi Lee was given a standing ovation by the live audience after his breathtaking cover of Donny Hathaway’s “A Song For You”.

There is no doubt the performance was impressive and gave mega chills even through a television set. Lee, who is both blind and autistic, commands his talent and transcends that much needed quality of a ‘je ne sais quoi’ wow factor needed to secure a win on a show like America’s Got Talent.

Here Comes the Competition

Certainly, Lee’s rendition of the Hathaway classic was a television moment for the ages. His take on the song reminds you of just how understated and beautiful music can be when stripped down without being overly produced.

As audience members got teary eyed, it was easy to initially think “This guy’s going to win it.” But then you remember, there are months of strenuous elimination rounds ahead, filled with dozens of other eager performers who will all be going hard for a win as well.

There are months of strenuous elimination rounds ahead, filled with dozens of other eager performers who will all be going hard for a win as well.

Lee’s talent is undeniable, you cannot negate that by any means. But even with his impressive feat, it’s important to note we’ve seen this caliber of star before. As soon as someone else flashy and more unique enters the stage, the spotlight is likely to shine brighter on them.

Pick: No (-1000)

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