Now This, Is Called Talent!


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Reality Talent Shows attract thousands of people every week, all aspiring to be the next big star. While a lot of them leave an impression, few have managed to stand out as much as, Liu Wei, a pianist who recently auditioned in Beijing for 'China's Got Talent'.

The 24-year old wowed the audience by playing a rendition of Marriage D'Armour with his feet, not hands - And, it wasn't a gimmick to attract attention either. This is the only way this young man can play the piano since - he has no hands!

Liu had dreamt of being a professional musician ever since he was young. However, when he was only ten years old, he lost both his arms, when he accidently touched an electrified wire during a game of hide and seek.

While most people would have given up, Liu was determined - At the relatively late age of 19, after being rejected by a piano teacher, he decided to learn the instrument on his own. Though it was not easy manipulating his feet over the piano keys, he persevered - And the results, as you will see from the video, are simply amazing!

Liu, whose goal is to make his mother proud by becoming one of the top three finalists says that he could have led his life in one of two ways - Either give up, which would lead to a hopeless death, or to live life to the fullest by fulfilling his dreams - After all, nobody ever said that to play a piano, one can only use his hands!

Liu is yet another example of how humans can overcome any adversity if they put their minds to it - Something we should all remember the next time we have a setback!,

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  • wolfy_blue
    wolfy_bluealmost 2 years
    this is so beautiful
    • unicornboss
      unicornbossalmost 4 years
      i dont get it....
      • Soraabout 4 years
        Wow, i wished I can play like that
        • magbish04
          magbish04about 4 years
          • msyuki
            msyukiover 4 years
            • Zararoxover 4 years
              Wow to all the people that give up don't just give up keep on trying!
              • adorabliss
                adorablissover 4 years
                *smiling ear to ear* it was beautiful!!!
                • ajg16
                  ajg16over 4 years
                  It's really sad how he lost his arms :( but he really is inspiring & talented
                  • ajg16
                    ajg16over 4 years
                    So inspiring for people who want to learn an instrument!
                    • bookstory14
                      bookstory14over 4 years
                      I can't believe this! This is so inspiring and interesting! I love that he kept chasing his dreams even though a lot of people thought that it wasn't physically possible-literally.