Meet Liu Wei, an armless pianist who won â€˜Chinaâ€™s Got Talentâ€™. Read more about the inspirational story, and watch the amazing performance video below.
This is one of those remarkable stories that will leave you awestruck. Could you imagine a singer with no tongue winning a singing competition? How bout a blind man winning an archery competition? These scenarios just sound down right impossible, donâ€™t they? Which is why a piano player with no arms winning Chinaâ€™s biggest talent competition â€“ and we know with a population of over a billion people there is plenty of talent over there â€“ is so extraordinary.
For his performance Liu Wei received a standing ovation from the crowd, and most likely everyone who has ever had the thrill of watching the video â€“ including me.
As far as a biography is concerned, currently there isnâ€™t too much information about Liu Wei, but hereâ€™s what we do know: he was born in Beijing, and at the tender age of 10 he lost his arms in a tragic accident, the specifics are unclear, but it involved him being electrocuted. When he was 18-years-old he took up playing piano, and when he was 23-years-old he won â€˜Chinaâ€™s Got Talentâ€™. As a prize for his achievement he will have the opportunity to perform in Las Vegas for 3 months, and he was asked to perform with Taiwanese pop star Jolin Tsai. Also, a recording contract is likely.
In regard to his handicap he told the showâ€™s judges:
“At least I have a pair of perfect legs.”
Here you will find more interesting content including photos and video – via Wall Street Journal Blog
I feel like I just lost any excuse not to learn how to play piano! Also, I think this true-life tale has the makings for an inspirational movieâ€¦Move over â€˜Rudyâ€™!
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Check out the Liu Wei performance video below.
Photos: www.wenn.com/Shaan Kokin