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.
This is the incredible moment Lucy, a 13-year-old who is blind and neurodiverse, played a highly-complex Chopin piece, leaving @MikaSounds and @Lang_Lang speechless.
The Piano, presented by @ClaudiaWinkle, starts tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.
Stream Free on All 4. #ThePiano pic.twitter.com/09YFNM2tOh
— Channel 4 (@Channel4) February 15, 2023
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.”
Playing Debussy’s Arabesque, Lucy captivated the audience at the Royal Festival Hall. There’s some serious talent on display tonight, well done Lucy! #ThePiano @mikasounds @lang_lang @ClaudiaWinkle pic.twitter.com/Y3EWsStuZD
— Channel 4 (@Channel4) March 15, 2023
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.
Read more: GB News has reported losses of £31 million after its first year on air