Tokio reveals that music actually kept him out of trouble, otherwise he would have ended up somewhere he doesn’t want to be—in the company of gangs or in jail. The young man even witnessed the murder of his headmaster in school, at the age of 11.

But speaking about his past, and his experience on the infamous show, the pianist says that he is so happy to have turned his life around when he did. He finds himself to be lucky for the the opportunity and to be where he is in life, today.

Going back to the performance in the video below, you can see how in tune he is with the piano and his music. Tokio even gets a standing ovation from 3 of the 4 judges. And although Simon is usually a tough judge to please, he was quite happy with the performance as well.

Click on the link below to see Tokyo’s entire performance. If you enjoyed it as much as we did, then don’t forget to share the post with family and friends!