Is 7-Year-Old Piano Prodigy Elias Phoenix The Ellen DeGeneres Show's Most Memorable Guest?

updated 01/20/2014 at 11:00 AM EST

originally published 01/20/2014 03:00PM



Elias Phoenix had two goals in life: Play Carnegie Hall and visit Ellen DeGeneres on the set of her talk show. At the age of 7, he can cross both of those items off his list.

From the moment the pint-size prodigy steps onstage in this clip from Friday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, it's clear he has a personality to match his musical talent. Not only is he wearing a sharp ensemble that includes a fedora, vest and sparkling bow tie, Phoenix is a whirlwind of energy, showering DeGeneres with compliments and a steady stream of full-body hugs.

While the conversation between DeGeneres and Phoenix is priceless, it's matched by his stunning piano performance, which is filled with enthusiasm and charisma. It's clear that DeGeneres was equally impressed with the talented youngster:





If that's not enough cuteness for one day, check out what happens when Elias returns to the stage with his twin brother, Zion, to perform a rousing rendition of Kanye West's "Gold Digger":







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