WATCH: 13-year-old Tamil boy Lydian Nadhaswaram wins The World’s Best, gets grand prize of USD 1 million
Tamil Nadu’s wonder boy Lydian Nadhaswaram has been crowned The World’s Best after the 13-year-old amazed audiences worldwide with his exceptional talent on Season 1 of the television show. Popularly called the Mini Maestro, Lydian played the piano faster than most people around the world to bag the title, leaving judges Faith Hill, RuPaul Charles, and Drew Barrymore and show host James Corden in complete awe of him.
With the win, Lydian has now captured the mega prize of USD 1 million and defeated three other acts in the finale. While the night started with Solo Music and Group Variety categories, with participants competing against each other, it was down to the last four competing for the prize money and the coveted title. Earlier, in an interview, executive producer of the show Mark Burnett had called the show, the “Olympics for entertainment”.
Dressed in a black suit, the teenage prodigy played sat on a stool and played on two grand pianos, in a perfect two-piano medley to marvel the audience. The performance on the night got him a standing ovation from all the judges and the audience and even left his father beaming.