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Adorably Quirky 7-Year-Old On ‘Ellen’ Will Blow You Away

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Elias Phoenix

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Just when I didn’t think I could like Ellen Degeneres or child prodigies more,the cutest thing happened yesterday, on the Ellen show. The talk show host and infamous goofy dance queen had an adorable 7-year-old pianist named Elias Phoenix on the show and hilarity most definitely ensued.

Anyone with a precocious kid will appreciate the sweet two minute exchange between Ellen and Elias. Not only is Elias adorably open and chatty, doing a few dance moves of his own and at one point presumably looking at his mom and pointing, shouting “Look, it’s me and ELLEN!” SWOON. But then the best part happens: Elias sits down and just blows you away with his talent. I’d be impressed if it was coming from a fully grown adult, but this is a 7-year-old boy

Ellen was also predictably impressed (and seemed to be genuinely impressed, though I know she’s paid to do this stuff) and even tweeted after the performance:

Elias Phoenix

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I can definitely see huge things in store for little Elias. I wish I had half the talent that kid has in his little pinkie. I can barely play Chopsticks without the piano exploding and everyone in the room going deaf. Check out the video below and grab a sponge or two, to wipe your mind off the wall, because it’s gonna be blown.

6 Comments

  1. FormerlyKnownAsWendy

    January 18, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Damn! And it’s kind of hard to play with tiny hands….

  2. biggerthanthesound

    January 18, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I am going to say OMG like that for the rest of my life.

  3. arrow2010

    January 18, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I guess the kid will become a professional dancer and you saw it here first.

  4. jenstar

    January 18, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Holy crap that kid is cute! And talented, he has beautiful technique. OH EM GEE!

  5. Shelly Lloyd

    January 19, 2014 at 7:13 am

    What a doll! I just want to put him in my purse and take him home with me. I love that ‘you have soft hair” so random. LOL.

  6. Rachel Sea

    January 19, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Obviously he’s amazingly talented, but I’m a little bothered by his lack of boundaries. He’s awfully handsy for a 7 year old.

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