The Deacon's Bench

This is something something truly remarkable.


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 at age 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 reportedly won over the judges by commenting, “At least I have a pair of perfect legs.”

Unless you speak Chinese, zip ahead to about the 2:20 mark to see the prize-winning performance.