This is a video of the winner of "Ukraine's Got Talent", August 2009. Kseniya Simonova, 24 yr old Ukrainian artist, uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII.
It's a long video, but do watch it as it's well worth the view:
Simonova brought the judges, and the audience, to tears during this performance. There are other videos on YouTube of her amazing skill with just sand and a light box!
IMO, this is far better than all those wannabe *pop stars* trying to hit the money note. And it's drawing too, how cool, is that?!
I remember watching the television as Sylvia Hitchcock, a junior art major from Alabama, won the Miss USA pagent of 1967 with her unique *talent* display of her painting a canvas on stage. Hitchcock went on to also win the Miss Universe pagent of 1967. I was just a kid in high-school at the time, but I wanted to go on to major in art at university (and I did). I'll never forget how "cool" & inspiring I thought it was that Sylvia had won the Miss USA contest with her art as part of her beauty.
P.S. Thanks Elaine, for bringing this to my attention! :)