13-Year-Old Blind Yorkshire Pianist Lucy Has Audiences In Tears At Coronation Concert

13-Year-Old Blind Yorkshire Pianist Lucy Has Audiences In Tears At Coronation Concert

We’ve all returned to work after a bank holiday weekend either spent celebrating the King’s Coronation or out and about. Either way, we’ll all be tired and a little drained today.

If you were interested in the coronation or not, one stand-out moment of the weekend was Blind pianist Lucy Illingworth’s performance at the Coronation Concert.

Lucy shot to fame after her performance at Leeds train station what Channel 4’s The Piano, which she won with her rendition of Back’s Prelude in C.

Lucy Illingworth Royal Performance
Credit: BBC

The 13-year-old performed alongside a star-studded lineup that included American pop star Katy Perry, UK pop royalty Take That, and Lionel Ritchie.

They performed at Windsor Castle in front of King Charles III Queen Camilla plus 10 million people at home watching via the BBC.

Lucy’s performance, which you can watch below, blew fans away once more with many taking to social media to share their thoughts on her beautiful piano playing.

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One person wrote about Lucy’s performance: “Seeing Lucy tonight was such a pleasure. She played beautifully as usual”, and we couldn’t agree more.

Another person agreed writing: “Absolutely loved seeing this special young lady playing her heart out!”

This is the third time Lucy has had us at The Yorkshireman in tears with her moving performance.

Lucy Illingworth Royal Performance
Credit: Channel 4

The 13-year-old was crowned the star performer on the Channel 4 show presented by Claudia Winkleman alongside singer-songwriter Mika and Chinese pianist Lang Lang – and pulled out another emotional performance in front of the newly crowned king.

Lucy went into the final as the youngest contestant of the Channel 4 show after being discovered playing her rendition of Chopin’s Nocturne in B-Flat minor which left Mika and Lang Lang speechless with one bystander in the video seen crying at the beautiful song.

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