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Gifted 9-Year-Old Boy Gets Standing Ovation for a Brilliant Rendition of a Guns N’ Roses Song

Kareena Koirala
Apr 26, 2019
08:17 A.M.

Taj Farrant, a 9-year-old rockstar from Australia, has impressive music skills. The young star stunned the audience on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” with his fabulous two-minute solo of Guns N’ Roses’ hit song “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”

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Ellen Degeneres was blown away by the young rocker’s performance during the show.

Taj Farrant and Ellen Degeneres on Ellen's show. | Source: YouTube/TheEllenShow

Taj Farrant and Ellen Degeneres on Ellen's show. | Source: YouTube/TheEllenShow

“Y’all are about to get your minds blown,” Ellen told her audience. “We meet a lot of talented kids on this show. Our next guest is truly something special.”

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Taj looked every inch the rock star he is when he stepped on to the stage in his denim jacket paired with a stylish hat. His dreadlocks stuck out of his hat as he strummed his electric guitar, looking like a rock god.

Taj Farrant performing on the Ellen's show. | Source: YouTube/TheEllenShow

Taj Farrant performing on the Ellen's show. | Source: YouTube/TheEllenShow

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After the jaw-dropping performance, Ellen told her young guest that he is incredible and amazing.

Taj shared that he had been playing guitar for two-and-a-half years and that he didn’t play any other instruments before the guitar. He has become so talented now that he can start playing a song instantly after listening to it. Hard work surely pays off!

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“All I did was just probably play video games on the PS4 [PlayStation 4] and that was it,” he said during the show. “My dad took me to an ACDC concert two-and-a-half years ago and I was on my pop’s shoulders and I said, ‘I wanna do that for the rest of my life’.”

Before his dad started to teach him, he took music lessons for two years. He told Ellen that it takes him a couple of tries to play it but he manages to play anyway.

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The young rocker also shared how he sometimes starts crying when music takes over him.

Obviously, being a guest on Ellen’s show is all about surprises, be it scary or amazing. Towards the end of the show, Ellen surprised Taj and his family with a trip to Disneyland.

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