Liu Wei, Talented Pianist Without Hands

Liu Wei, Talented Pianist Without Hands

Loss of limbs is not a barrier to Liu Wei. The man from China was 23 years old showed an extraordinary talent to play the piano, with his toes.

Two of his arm amputated due to an accident when he was small. At the age of 10 years, he was electrocuted while playing hide and seek.

Sitting quietly at the piano, his coat with his left foot sock. Before pressing the piano keys.

Liu became the center of attention beginning in August 2010, when he played in the arena of talent, 'China's Got Talent' - China's version of events to jump-start kind of middle-aged singer, Susan Boyle to the top of fame.

Since the loss of legs, Liu train legs to replace hand labor. "Whatever can be done by hand, I could do it with my foot," said Liu, as published by news sites,

Event 'China's Got Talent' which also featured a modern dancer who lost limbs, became hits since its launch in July 2010 and - although there is speculation about the authenticity of origin of participants.

Dragon TV program that aired it managed to evoke hope and encouragement for people with disabilities who are considered lucky in China.

In his first appearance, Liu amaze the audience by singing 'Mariage D'amour "by Richard Clayderman. Not a few who shed tears of emotion witnessed spectacular performances.

In an interview with Associated Press (AP) in Shanghai, he was a piece of his song.

The game is amazing, flawless. Liu for his need for music, like humans need oxygen.

Despite government efforts to improve conditions for disabled people in China, still others are forced to beg in the streets.

However, Liu admitted luck. "I have food to eat and clothes to wear. Many people who care about me."

There was no reason for him not to give thanks. "There are a lot of people do not eat enough, I'm much more fortunate than them."

Ganlu Ming, a writer and art critic in Shanghai, said that, whatever the commercial motives behind "China's Got Talent," the event is to raise awareness of people in a positive way.

"The reality is that people are touched by a remarkable game, regardless of whether they are disabled or poor," he said.

For Liu and several other participants, their struggles in life are heavier than normal people.

However, they point out, whatever the obstacles and barriers, talents and abilities can be acquired through hard work.

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