Armless Pianist Wins China’s Got Talent

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An armless pianist who plays with his toes has won the first series of China’s version of the internationally popular television talent show, “China’s Got Talent.”

Liu Wei, 23, who lost both his arms aged 10 when he was electrocuted during a game of hide-and-seek, defeated 7-year-old standup comedian Zhang Fengxi at the final on Sunday at the Shanghai Stadium, the Shanghai Daily reported. The pianist, from Beijing, who taught himself to play the piano at age 18, impressed the audience with his performance of “You’re Beautiful,” singing and using his feet to play the piano. He also reported won over the judges by commenting: “At least I have a pair of perfect legs.”

Armless pianist plays with toes to win “China’s Got Talent – (Reuters)

Subtitled profile of Liu Wei here.

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