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When A Pianist Turned into A Dazzling Dancer, Leaving Everyone in Awe

Patrizio Ratto’s audition on America’s Got Talent in 2019 remains one of the most unforgettable moments of the show, boasting over 10 million views to date.

As his piano was wheeled onto the stage, judges including Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell appeared less than thrilled, anticipating yet another routine piano performance. Mandel quipped, “Maybe it’s because I’ve been here for ten years, but I bet you we have a piano player coming up next,” to which Cowell sarcastically replied, “Whoopee!”

Initially, Ratto’s rendition of “Für Elise” seemed to confirm Cowell’s expectations, appearing rather ordinary. However, what followed shattered all preconceived notions.

Ratto took everyone by surprise as he slowed down the tempo, introducing a hip-hop beat. With one hand still on the keys, he began to move rhythmically, catching Cowell off guard and leaving him visibly astonished. Suddenly, Ratto kicked away his piano stool, shrugged off his suit jacket, and unleashed a frenzy of jerky, robotic dance moves filled with electrifying energy.

Terry Crews echoed the audience’s confusion, exclaiming, “What is going on?” as Ratto showcased incredible contortion and flexibility, bouncing and leaning in ways that seemed almost impossible. His unexpected performance left everyone questioning, adding a remarkable and unforgettable twist to the show.

In a humorous interlude, the supremely talented Italian pretended to observe his own arm wobbling independently from his body, even humorously checking his watch as if waiting for the arm’s solo to conclude, eliciting laughter from the audience. After more jaw-dropping robotic moves, Ratto seamlessly returned to the piano to conclude his performance of “Für Elise,” the calm conclusion serving as a perfect contrast to the earlier frenzy.

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