I just saw this clip on youtube this morning…and it really is quite amazing and very touching. She is Kseniya Simonova, the 2009 winner of Ukraine’s got talent. I still ask, however… is this girl making a proper living?

According to Wikipedia, she started sand drawing after her business failed during the recession in 2008. This performance depicting the USSR’s fight against The Third Reich during the second world war, let her pocket 1,000,000 Ukrainian Hryvnia ($125,000). I bet that will keep her going for a while…but what happens when the new season starts? I’d like to know. Visit her unofficial fan site here.

Photo sourced from: http://www.kseniyasimonova.com/kseniya-simonova-ukraines-got-talent-sand-animation.jpg