Liu Wei: Armless Pianist ‘China’s Got Talent’ Winner (Video)

October 11, 2010

Meet Liu Wei, an armless pianist who won ‘China’s Got Talent’. 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, don’t they? Which is why a piano player with no arms winning China’s biggest talent competition – and we know with a population of over a billion people there is plenty of talent over there – 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 – including me.

As far as a biography is concerned, currently there isn’t too much information about Liu Wei, but here’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 ‘China’s Got Talent’. 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 show’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 movie…Move over ‘Rudy’!

Please share your thoughts with us in the comment section.

Check out the Liu Wei performance video below.


Photos: Kokin

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2 Responses to “Liu Wei: Armless Pianist ‘China’s Got Talent’ Winner (Video)”

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    wg cdr kj "kojak"Bhatt Says:

    magnificient piece.original?how come no artificial hands?kojak(

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    Emelia Bery Says:

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