China’s Got Talent winner is an armless pianist Liu Wei

October 11th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Beijing, Oct 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An armless 23-year-old man has won the first edition of “China’s Got Talent”.

Liu Wei lost both his arms after he accidentally touched a live electrical wire at the age of 10 during a game of hide and seek.

The winner is a pianist and he uses his feet to play the instrument. This historic win can be a great turning point for the artist because he is billed to perform alongside Taiwan’s Jolin Tsai and also tour the United States.

Wei was declared the champion of the show after last Sunday’s final. And for being named the winner of the contest, Wei could soon record his own album.

The show revealed great interest by the people of the world’s most populous country in reality shows. The show was adopted from U.K.’s “Britain’s Got Talent”. The show, which is aired exclusively on Dragon TV, provides rare opportunity for a Western country to advertise on the screens of the world’s most populous nation.

“There’s an appetite for more international production companies to get their formats into China,” according to Paul Chard, who is the global head of content at media agency Mediacom.

FremantleMedia, the originators of the show, licenses the show and proctor & Gamble’s Head & Shoulders solely sponsor it.

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