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Published on May 2, 2016
A powerful performance by Daniel Pluzhnikov, 13, from Sochi. His body is damaged but the spirit is strong. He has many interests in life. He does lots of exercises to keep his muscles toned so he will not use his crutches all the time. He's fingers don't have bones but he is learning how to play keyboard. Some say he won out of pity. There were kids with stronger voices in the competition, but it is much more than just singing. It is a victory of the Spirit over the circumstances. The disability was a big tabu in Russia. In the past the "invalids" were removed from the streets of Moscow for aesthetic reasons. But things have changed. Daniel is now loved by millions. He has this serious, grown-up look in his eyes, his pain is always there, but he is resilient, strong and very motivated little man. And this song is perfect match. He is such an inspiration for many! I put subtitles in, so any of you can understand. Good luck, Danya!