12-year-old pianist wows Lang Lang and Mika in Channel 4 show, 'The Piano'

23 February 2023
By Ellie Palmer
Young pianist Danny starred on Channel 4's new piano show last night, and left judges Lang Lang and Mika convinced he is a star in the making

Main image: Danny, front and centre

Channel 4's new show, The Piano, seems to be creating new stories and new stars every week.

The latest episode featured various pianists who performed at Leeds Train Station. One such pianist, 12-year-old Danny, certainly left his mark on judges Lang Lang and Mika.

Performing 'Iris' by the Goo Goo Dolls, Danny impressed not only with his voice, but also his ability to re-arrange the parts of an entire band into a solo piano arrangement.

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Watching on from their judging room, Lang Lang and Mika had plenty of positive comments. 

Mika commented, "He's playing the whole band! You either have it or you don't, and he has it. There's absolutely no doubt, this kid is gonna do this professionally one day."

Lang Lang added, "So stable, the rhythm, the guts... so musical. The moves are so solid. He has it."

Such high praise from arguably the world's best pianist will surely only spur this young performer on to even bigger and better things.

The next episode of The Piano airs on Wednesday 1 March at 9pm GMT on Channel 4.

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