Throughout many parts of the world, especially in European countries, it’s common to see pianos inside shopping malls and airports. The purpose is to allow people to take a break while also having a little bit of fun. But usually, it’s adults who take advantage of this opportunity. Note…the operative word here is “usually.”
A young boy
In a video that’s now been viewed tens of thousands of times, you see a young boy. Probably around 12 or 13, he’s sitting at a piano in a very busy sirport. But just as he’s about to play a song, an older gentleman comes forward.
What did he say?
Well, it’s hard to hear but soon, this boy responds by playing a well-known song…Bohemian Rhapsody. As you know, that’s not an easy song to play for even the best pianists in the world, let along a young lad. But what he does blows everyone away.
Impressive from the first chord
Using just one hand, this boy begins the introduction to this iconic Queen song. Right away, you can sense that something amazing is about to happen. And it does.
He’s got the crowd’s attention
The people who were already standing around were listening but once this kid got further into the song, they became even more focused. Once he starts playing with both hands, that’s when everyone recognizes this famous song.
This kid’s serious
Just watching the boy’s body language and face, it’s easy to tell that he’s into the music. And from hearing him play, he’s likely been taking lessons for a long time. Even so, to do a song like Bohemian Rhapsody, there has to be some natural talent involved.
It gets even better
While the introduction to the song was fantastic…things were about to improve dramatically. As this boy continues to play, the crowd grows larger. He hits every note perfectly. At this point, he’s only played a small portion of the song but these people are already mesmerized.
This young guy plays flawlessly. He moves from one part of the song to another with ease. He makes it look so easy although a piece like Bohemian Rhapsody isn’t that all. It’s a complex song that requires a lot of skill and emotion.
There’s just no way
That’s probably what a lot of these people thought. Just imagine being in an airport when off in the distance, you hear someone playing this song to perfection. You’d likely expect to see an adult. So, watching a young boy perform it is truly unbelievable.
Now, the fun part
Okay, so this boy did great on the slow part of the song but how would he do once the tempo increased? At the point where Freddie Mercury sings, “I see a little silhouetto of a man, scarmouch, scaramouch will you do the fandango,” he doesn’t disappoint.
The grand finale
Just as Queen did at the end of the song, this young boy finished his performance with a bang. He’s so good, you can almost envision him being part of Queen. One thing’s for sure, he would have made Freddie Mercury very proud.
Once he completes the piece, the crowd gives him a well-deserved round of applause. If you want to see this performance for yourself, click on the video below. Be ready for a phenomenal experience.
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