The showstopping moment school student wows classmates with stirring rendition of John Lennon's Imagine

Michelle Kornowski, Adam's mother, took the video of her son singing the song at a talent show in his school


                            The showstopping moment school student wows classmates with stirring rendition of John Lennon's Imagine
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A student in the fourth grade has made waves on the internet for his beautifully sweet take on John Lennon's iconic song Imagine.

Michelle Kornowski, the proud mother of Adam, took the video on her phone of him performing the famous song at a talent show. The event took place at the Lakeside Elementary school in Chicago City, Minnesota, on May 24.

She posted the video on Facebook and wrote, "There wasn’t a parent in the room with a dry eye by the end. He got a standing ovation and the applause lasted forever!! A woman stopped me to tell me that she would buy it on iTunes if I put it out there!!"

She also mentioned, "I love his bow at the end...so polite!"

The little boy wore a t-shirt and jeans which gave him a casual look in spite of him playing such an emotional song. Adam played the song so well while playing the piano that it stunned everyone, including other students from his school, into silence.

When he finally finished playing the song the entire crowd that was there immediately burst into cheers. Adam, however, just calmly stands up and bows before fleeing the scene with a tiny smile on his face.

The video is three-and-a-half minuted long and it has since gone viral after it was uploaded to the social media site. It has gained almost 7 million views, 100 thousand likes and has been shared by users almost 180 thousand times so far.

Adam's father, Karl, told KGW8 that his son has been playing the piano for almost five years now.

The boy started a YouTube channel about two years ago. He has uploaded videos of himself playing The Beatles' Let It Be, Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah and the Allman Brothers' Stormy Monday, and other songs.

Adam's mother, Michelle, took to Facebook to thank everyone for the overwhelming support her son has received since the video went viral. 

She wrote on May 28, "People have said the most beautiful things and I know he [Adam] is feeling wonderful about it. I will keep reading the comments and sharing them with Adam. I am in awe of the response. So thank you all!!"