A link to this 2011 appearance by 17-year old “bush boy” Chooka Parker on Australia’s Got Talent came in the mail the other day. This is the sort of thing that is virtually impossible to explain – how someone can play the piano like this with no formal training.

According to this report, Chooka didn’t take getting voted off in the semi-finals well, though the judges were criticized for their part in his exit. A clip of eventual winner Jack Vigden is here (as if the world really needs another rendition of a Whitney Houston song).