There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Minnesota fourth-grader Adam Kornowski performed John Lennon’s classic “Imagine” during this year’s school talent show. And although the 10-year-old only sang for a small group of students and parents, his mother posted a video of the performance to Facebook a few weeks ago ⏤ obviously, now over nine million have heard him.
Once a kid learns they can sing, or perhaps once they learn people will not tell them to ‘shut up’ when they sing, it’s really hard to stop that train. While kids are notoriously good noisemakers, it appears Kornowski has a pretty special gift. Not only did he fail to miss a beat on the piano, but he actually sang with some passion, like he was keyed into the true meaning of the lyrics.
Adam had his all school talent show today. He did Imagine. There wasn’t a parent in the room with a dry eye by the end. He got a standing ovation and the applause lasted forever!! A woman stopped me to tell me that she would buy it on iTunes if I put it out there!! I love his bow at the end…so polite!
Posted by Michelle Cavarnos Kornowski on Thursday, May 24, 2018
“Adam had his all-school talent show today. He did ‘Imagine,'” his mom, Michelle Kornowski wrote on Facebook. “There wasn’t a parent in the room with a dry eye by the end. He got a standing ovation and the applause lasted forever!”
Apparently, Adam has been playing the piano since he was five-years-old and is no stranger to wowing a crowd with his voice. His parents have posted some of his other performances to YouTube, of which his lovely rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah is one. Think it’s safe to say that his next performance will be on Ellen.