Armless pianist wins talent show

amless_pianistAn armless musician who plays the piano with his toes has won the Chinese version of Britain's Got Talent. (Pictured: Pianist wins talent show)

Liu Wei, 23, who lost both arms in a childhood accident, performing James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful to a packed audience at the Shanghai Stadium. All three judges praised Liu for his determination, urging him to keep on pursuing his dreams, and the Beijing native said he would try, saying: “At least I have a pair of perfect legs.”

For winning China’s Got Talent, Liu will be invited to play as a guest performer with Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai. He also has the chance for a performing contract. Liu’s arms were amputated after he suffered an electrical shock while playing hide-and-seek when he was 10.

At age 18, he decided to pursue a career in music, using his feet to play the piano, much as he uses them to navigate on the computer, eat, dress and brush his teeth. China’s Got Talent is part of Simon Cowell’s Got Talent franchise, which now has versions broadcasting in more than 30 countries.

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