Piano Prodigy Returns to Ellen, Is Even More Adorable Than We Remembered
byKaitlin StanfordFeb 18, 2014
Last month, Ellen DeGeneres introduced us all to one adorably wacky and uber-talented 7-year-old named Elias Phoenix. As you may remember, he came on her show to display his impressive piano skills—which have even graced the stage of Carnegie Hall—but what he really wound up doing was stealing our hearts.
Before he played a jaw-dropping piano forte, the pint-size prodigy delivered a hilariously off-beat interview, during which he walked out in a hat and sparkly bow tie, freaked OUT over meeting Ellen, and rapped/talked his way through a round of accolades of the talk show host. Then he sat down at the piano and the audience fell silent.
On his most recent trip back to Ellen, little Elias brought back that same charm we all fell in love with, to create one truly memorable visit. Among our favorite moments? The part where he asks Ellen to follow him on Twitter, and goes bizerk when she says she already has. (To be honest, if Ellen followed us on Twitter, we'd probably react in a similar fashion.)