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Teen pianist plays one of the loveliest public covers of “Dance Monkey”

April 6th, 2021

The best moments are often the ones that you least anticipate.

Usually when you’re walking around town doing chores, the last thing you’ll hear is a melodious cover. Still, that’s exactly what some people in London were fortunate enough to experience in the video below!

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Piano is arguably the most gorgeous sounding instrument. It is hard to master, but it sounds wonderful!

The teen in this video has peerless control over the piano and he displayed his skills in the most spectacular fashion.

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Joe Jenkins, who is an incredibly talented artist, decided to put on a show for his fellow Londoners.

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Jenkins wanted to amuse people with his performance, but he also was on another mission: to find out how popular “Dance Monkey” was among Londoners.

According to him, “Dance Monkey” is only popular among TikTok users (which he confirms by asking everyone he passes about it).

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“Dance Monkey” received a good reception overall when it was initially released.

But later the song went viral, and people started doing covers—it was everywhere!

Before Jenkins began his performance, a kid immediately recognized him from his videos online.

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The young man turned to Jenkins and shouted, “Oh my god! I saw you on YouTube!”

This isn’t too surprising considering that Jenkins’ channel has millions of views! After that, Jenkins quickly asked the fan a question: “Have you heard of this song, ‘Dance Monkey?’”

More people joined to watch Jenkins as he kept repeating the question to anyone who would listen.

Eventually, he started into his stellar performance.

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Right away, it’s clear that Jenkins has earned his audience online—he has so much talent!

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People who were busy just moments before suddenly took a break to listen to Jenkins’ lovely cover.

It takes a significant performance to stop a busy London crowd, and Jenkins’ performance was just the thing to do it!

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Jenkins wasn’t just performing; he even interacted with his audience and recorded a TikTok video in the middle of it all!

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Over the course of the day, other people joined in to Jenkins’ performance and played some of their own melodious tunes.

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Two people who were watching Jenkins joined the center stage and did their performance—and both of their performances were fantastic!

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You never know how much talent there is among ordinary-looking people before they take the stage!

If the comments section on the video is any indication, people all over the world are loving Jenkins’ performance.

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Since the clip was posted, it has earned about 25 million views and nearly one million likes.

The video also exceeded Jenkins’ own expectations for the video, as he said in the video he was hoping for just 10 million views. Clearly he blew beyond that—people love his performance and they love the original song! Although the song is now quite popular and well-known, it hadn’t exploded in popularity quite as much yet when Jenkins set about recording his performance. If anything, it just shows that he had his finger on the pulse of the culture way before anyone else did. Since the clip was posted online, Jenkins has definitely been enjoying his success as much as we are enjoying his talent.

To see Jenkins’ awesome performance for yourself, be sure to watch the whole video below;

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Source: YouTube – Joe Jenkins

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