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Kodi Lee Brings Back His Phenomenal David Bowie Cover for an Emotional Tribute

The America's Got Talent Season 14 Winner brought back the performance for an important reason. 

By Jackie Manno

America's Got Talent Season 14 winner Kodi Lee recently reprised one of his most memorable covers for a noble reason. 

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On December 10, while Lee was performing at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, he chose to sing "Heroes" by David Bowie to honor three rodeo athletes who have died this year. This isn't Lee's first time tackling the tune, as he originally sang "Heroes" during his run on America's Got Talent: All-Stars, blowing the Judges away with his performance. 

Listen to Lee's emotional rendition at the National Finals Rodeo here

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Kodi Lee singing while playing piano on stage.

What to know about "Heroes" by David Bowie

Released off of his 1977 album of the same name, "Heroes" is commonly regarded as one of Bowie's best works. In 2021, Consequence of Sound listed it as the second best David Bowie song out of his entire discography. 

"Heroes has become an anthem for love against any number of obstacles, prejudices, and aggressors, a powerful statement for the disenfranchised and downtrodden, a crushing sing-along of hope and beauty." the outlet wrote. 

"Heroes" has since been covered by Blondie, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Prince, Peter Gabriel, and more. 

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The lyrics to "Heroes" by David Bowie

I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can beat them, just for one day
We can be heroes, just for one day

And you, you can be mean
And I, I'll drink all the time
'Cause we're lovers, and that is a fact
Yes we're lovers, and that is that
Though nothing will keep us together
We could steal time just for one day
We can be heroes for ever and ever
What d'you say?

I, I wish you could swim
Like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim
Though nothing, nothing will keep us together
We can beat them, for ever and ever
Oh we can be Heroes, just for one day

I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can be Heroes, just for one day
We can be us, just for one day

I, I can remember (I remember)
Standing, by the wall (by the wall)
And the guns, shot above our heads (over our heads)
And we kissed, as though nothing could fall (nothing could fall)
And the shame, was on the other side
Oh we can beat them, for ever and ever
Then we could be Heroes, just for one day

We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
We can be Heroes
Just for one day
We can be Heroes

We're nothing, and nothing will help us
Maybe we're lying, then you better not stay
But we could be safer, just for one day

Just for one day