Posted: June 02, 2018

Minnesota fourth-grader plays heartwarming version of John Lennon's 'Imagine'

A Bechstein piano used by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, while filming their movie
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A Bechstein piano used by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, while filming their movie "Help!" in 1965. A MInnesota fourth-grader played Lennon's "Imagine" at a school talent show last week.

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

CHISAGO CITY, Minn. —

A Minnesota fourth-grader’s haunting, heartwarming piano performance of John Lennon’s “Imagine” has gone viral with more than 4 million views, KARE reported.

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Adam Kornowski, who attends Lakeside Elementary in Chicaso City, performed Lennon’s hit at the school talent show last week. His mother, Michelle Kornowski, uploaded a video of her son singing and playing the song, and it already has been shared nearly 120,000 times on social media.

"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!" Michelle Kornowski wrote on Facebook.

Adam has been playing the piano since he was 5, his father, Karl Kornowski, told KARE.


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