Saturday, October 16, 2010

Check out armless pianist, Liu Wei's, winning performance - You're Beautiful

Armless Pianist, Liu Wei has not been held back by the lack of hands and arms. He plays piano, and quite well, with his toes. Liu Wei took China by storm, winning China's Got Talent, and now he is quickly becoming an international phenomenon.

Liu Wei, the 23-year-old armless pianist performs with his toes, won the reality show by singing James Blunt's song "You're Beautiful" and accompanying himself on the piano. Oh, by the way, Liu Wei can sing, too. He beat out a 7 year-old stand-up comic to win the competition.

Liu Wei lost his arms when he was just 10. He accidentally touched a high-voltage wire while playing with friends. By the age of 18, he had started playing piano with his toes. Liu Wei is a self-taught pianist.

"China's Got Talent" is a spin-off of the popular British show, "Britain's Got Talent" which was developed by Simon Cowell. It was BGT that brought us Susan Boyle. Now we have a Liu Wei, taking the world by storm, making great music, with his feet!

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