By PEDRO ARRAIS, Timescolonist.com
Winning a talent contest doesn't seem like much compared with the other challenges Sky Mundell faces.
On Sunday, the 19-year-old pianist beat 84 other Vancouver Island contestants in a charity talent contest. His win is all the more remarkable for the fact that he has cerebral palsy, and is blind and mostly deaf.
But while some may view his condition as a hindrance, it may have given Mundell an edge on the competition.
"He's blind and can't hear much, but when he gets in front of a piano he rocks," says Maria Manna, the executive producer of the contest Vancouver Island's Got Talent, which was held in the Alix Goolden Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.
"The song may be something one has heard over and over, but, perhaps because he is blind, he puts a twist to it that makes it unlike anybody else."
Manna compares Mundell's performance with the singer Susan Boyle, who stunned audiences in a talent show on British television.
"He simply delights you with his pl...
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