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Kodi Lee's Cover of Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” Is Deeply Moving

The AGT legend delivered an emotional tribute to the late O’Connor via Instagram. 

By Jessica White

America's Got Talent winner and AGT: All-Stars finalist Kodi Lee never fails to amaze with the covers he's released since his tenure on the show. Whether he's taking Hozier's "Take Me to Church" to new heights or delivering a rousing rendition of Train's "Drops of Jupiter" (or Tina Turner's "The Best"), you can always count on Lee to deliver a must-watch performance. 

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Lee's most recent cover of the late Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” is a radiant example of his magnetic energy. He's one of many NBC talents to share moving tributes to O’Connor since her tragic passing on July 26, 2023.

"I love you, Sinead O’Connor," Lee shared before diving into the breakup ballad. "You will always be remembered."

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Split images of singers Kodi Lee and Sinead O'Conner.

Lee's passionate vocals and delicate piano-playing are a sublime interpretation of O’Connor's legacy. With each verse, Lee gave new energy to the melancholic track.

"Nothing Compares 2 U- Sinead O’Connor ✨🎤," Lee captioned the IG post. "I love this song so much! And Guess what? The full version is out on YouTube." 

About "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O’Connor

Written by Prince, "Nothing Compares 2 U" was initially featured on the band The Family's debut self-titled album. Years later, Irish singer-songwriter O'Connor fell in love with the angsty anthem and recorded her own rendition of it for her 1990 album I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got. The cover was a smash, topping the charts worldwide. 

"Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O’Connor lyrics 

It's been seven hours and 15 days

Since you took your love away

I go out every night and sleep all day

Since you took your love away

Since you been gone, I can do whatever I want

I can see whomever I choose

I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant

But nothing

I said nothing can take away these blues

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'Cause nothing compares

Nothing compares to you

It's been so lonely without you here

Like a bird without a song

Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling

Tell me baby, where did I go wrong?

I could put my arms around every boy I see

But they'd only remind me of you

I went to the doctor, guess what he told me

Guess what he told me

He said, "Girl you better try to have fun, no matter what you do"

But he's a fool

'Cause nothing compares, nothing compares to you

All the flowers that you planted mama

In the back yard

All died when you went away

I know that living with you baby was sometimes hard

But I'm willing to give it another try

Nothing compares

Nothing compares to you

Nothing compares

Nothing compares to you

Nothing compares

Nothing compares to you