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article imageArmless pianist wins China's Got Talent

By Lynn Curwin     Oct 13, 2010 in Entertainment
A musician who lost both arms in a childhood accident played the piano and sang to win the 2010 China’s Got Talent competition.
Liu Wei, 23, played piano with his toes and sang James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful” to the audience and judges at the Shanghai Stadium.
All three judges praised Liu’s accomplishments and he told them that through everything he kept telling himself: “At the very least I still have a perfect pair of feet."
The Telegraph reported that his arms were amputated after he suffered an electrical shock at the age of 10, but he is able to use a computer, eat, dress, brush his teeth and play the piano with his feet.
“Right now standing in front of the whole entire audience, I would like to encourage everyone to pursue what they like doing the most,” he told those who were listening to the show.
As the China’s Got Talent winner he will have the opportunity to perform as a guest with Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai, and has a chance to get a performing contract.
A seven-year-old standup comedian, Zhang Fengxi, won second place in the competition, which began in July.
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