Liu Wei lost both of his arms in a freak accident when he was 10, after touching an electrified wire while playing hide-and-seek. But, his tragic circumstances did not stop Liu from pursuing his goal of a music career.
His parents convinced him of the importance of doing everything for himself. So, at age 19, he began the daily practice of playing the piano with his feet, and today at 23 shocked audiences and judges on China’s Got Talent.
The audience applause let Liu know that has more talent in one of his pinky toes than many piano players have in both their hands.
“For people like me, there were only two options. One was to abandon all dreams, which would lead to a quick, hopeless death. The other was to struggle without arms to live an outstanding life,” he explained to the judges.
Watch Liu’s flawless and heartfelt performance of “Mariage D’amour” via YouTube below, with English subtitles…