TODAY   |  January 21, 2014

Piano prodigy may be Ellen’s favorite guest ever

Elias Phoenix, a 7-year-old piano prodigy, left a big impression on Ellen DeGeneres with his unbridled enthusiasm and astonishing talent.

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>> no.

>> can't wait.

>> ellen has talked to superstar celebrities and danced with the first lady, but has she just interviewed her most memorable guest ever. his name is elias phoenix and he's a 7-year-old piano prodigy.

>> did you pick that out yourself? or dress like that for me?

>> i dressed that like for you and to be myself.

>> just to be yourself every day. you're always a snazzy dresser.

>> your hair's soft.

>> you can see he's quite a character. he's captured the heart of the audience. now we look at what happens next.

>> the audience says it all. elias says he has two goals, to play at carnegie hall and visit ellen, one