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This 13-Year-Old Guitar Prodigy Stole the Show at the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

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Music Editor
Updated: 27 February 2018
An unlikely music hero stole the show – and our hearts – at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony.


Guitarist Yang Tae-hwan, who is just 13 years old, won rave reviews for his performance over the weekend.

The teen tore up the ‘Winter’ section of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ on his electric guitar backed by neon-lit dancers and it was incredible.

Yang, dressed in a white turtleneck jumper and leather jacket, was soon hailed as a hero on the internet.

Understandably, everyone was freaking out about how talented he was.

The musician has been performing since he was nine and has his own YouTube channel. Take a look if you want to feel massively inadequate about what you were doing when you were a kid.

Other musical highlights from Sunday night included performances from K-pop stars, including EXO and CL, along with Dutch EDM superstar Martin Garrix.