Lydian Nadhaswaram, a 12-year-old boy from Chennai, who appeared on the talent show ‘The World’ has left everyone spellbound with his electrifying piano skills.
Playing the ‘The Flight of the Bumblebee’ by composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov on the show, Nadhaswaram first it at normal speed. And then he played two other faster variations, leaving the judges awestruck.
The piece requires a lot of practice thanks to the key patterns and notes, but Nadhaswaram first upped his game first by setting it to 208 beats per minute. As if that wasn’t enough, he then played it at a mindboggling tempo that was over 325 beats per minute. The shows hosts calling him ‘a scene stealer’.
The amazing performance earned Nadhaswaram a standing ovation from the judges, that included Drew Barrymore, Faith Hill and RuPaul.
The video blew the minds of people online, and late night show host James Corden posted a video of the performance separately on Twitter, saying it was “one of the best things I’ve ever seen live.”
— aishwarya rajessh (@aishu_dil) February 15, 2019
— Anirudh (@AnirudhVN24) February 15, 2019
Lydian Nadhaswaram. Take a bow, kid! 😱😱😱😱 https://t.co/zF9B1dyH46
— Shanta Sakkubai (@himsini) February 15, 2019
omg🤗 dis s amazing.. our Chennai lydian😍😍 proud moment for India😊
— priyanka (@Itz_priyahere) February 15, 2019
Wow Superbb The magican finger Amazing talented 🎹😍😘😘
— 💕🌿Vani💚TྂhᎯᖇᎯ🕊💕 (@puspanes_m) February 15, 2019
Mind-blowing the guy is just amazing. And he is a Chennai guy, proud moment on his dads emotion https://t.co/i3c31sYNBg
— Allan Baskar (@AllanBaskar) February 15, 2019
— Tara Sevenich (@Taralallalaa) February 8, 2019
Holy smokes, my hands are cramping just watching it 😱
— Nat (@colorsandsounds) February 8, 2019
Yeah, I can half-ass it at normal speed after playing piano for 20 years. pic.twitter.com/g8vik5VuxC
— Tweetysaurus (@Tweetysaurus1) February 8, 2019