Extraordinary 13-year-old blind girl from Leeds is crowned winner of Channel 4’s The Piano

Viewers were left in tears at her phenomenal performance.

Lucy, a blind musician from West Yorkshire, absolutely wows viewers and judges with her ‘jaw-dropping’ musical talent as she wins The Piano.

The Piano, which has celebrated the UK’s best amateur pianists with viral performances at train stations across the country, came to a close last night.

Crowned for delivering the best performance in the final was Lucy, an incredible 13-year-old pianist who is blind and neurodivergent.

Lucy first wowed viewers with her performance of Chopin’s Nocturne in B flat minor, given in Leeds train station.

For the final, she took to the stage and delivered a spellbinding performance of Debussy’s Arabesque No.1.

Judge and pop star Mika spoke about her winning performance, “It was about just highlighting if something extraordinary was to happen. Something that no-one could forget… and that happened.”

Fellow judge and pianist Lang Lang, who was captivated by Lucy described the young pianist as a “real genius”.

Lucy was up against three other finalists who all performed at London’s Festival Hall on Wednesday evening, 25-year-old Jay from the Isle of Wight, 27-year-old Sean from Edinburgh and 26-year-old Danny from Manchester.

All delivered magnificent performances however in the end it was Lucy that was crowned the winner.

In a heartfelt twist which further underlined how different the programme was to other reality TV shows, all contestants were gifted a piano to take home.

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