I'm not as bowled over with Kodi Lee as the judges are. His vocals are better than I thought they would be from his speaking voice but still not one of the best I've heard on America's Got Talent. I feel like he's imitating Elton John's style, but of course Elton does it better.
I can't stand the facial expressions he makes while performing. I think I understand where they come from, though. When parents of blind children are teaching them about using facial expressions while they speak, they sometimes put the kid's hand on their face while they speak and overemote to make sure they notice what they're doing. However, normal people don't overdo it like that so it looks odd when the kid learns to do it that way.
I'm hoping Kodi doesn't win the season but if he does, I really hope a professional coach will help him learn to tone down his facial expressions so he looks less like the Johnny Cab driver Arnold Schwarzenegger had in Total Recall.