A 6-year-old’s Billy Joel impression has garnered at least one high-profile fan: the Piano Man himself.
Autistic elementary school student Ethan Walmark gained viral fame this weekend as a series of videos featuring his renditions of famous songs rocketed around the Internet.
His precocious piano playing and adorable attitude quickly got the attention of Billy Joel, whose “Piano Man” Ethan covers in one of the clips.
“I think I like his intro to ‘Piano Man’ better than mine,” Joel said in a statement issued through his spokesman on Sunday, according to the Washington Post. “And this kid plays with a lot more energy than me. Maybe he could teach me a few things.”
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