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Meet the Susan Boyle of visual art! A reality talent show has unearthed a most amazing skill (one that’s hard to imagine being presented to Simon Cowell or David Hasselhoff), demonstrated by the recent winner of Ukraine’s Got Talent, Kseniya Simonova, who tells elaborate stories through sand animation.

In the eight-and-a-half-minute clip, set to an appropriately dramatic score, the young woman deftly paints the story, through constantly changing images using sand and a light table, of the German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. One marvels at the artist’s skill, as well as the emotional punch she’s able to produce through the narrative. America’s Got Talent, consider the bar raised.

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VSL//  Watch a mind-boggling and touching video