A new singing sensation is causing such a stir on the Internet that a lot of people are asking if he’s the next Susan Boyle. He is Taiwan’s Lin Yu Chun.
Lin, repeatedly referred to “xiao pang” or “little fatty” on the show and whose name means “educate the masses”, gave a stirring performance of “Amazing Grace” in the first round of the Taiwanese singing talent show “Super Star Avenue” to advance to the second round.
In the second round, the 23-year old Lin blew away the judges and the audience with his soaring rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”. The YouTube video of him performing this song has become a runaway hit, spreading like wildfire with almost a million views right now as I am writing this. And the video clip was released only two days ago!
The song was first written and performed by Dolly Parton but it became a monster hit for Whitney Houston when she covered the song for “The Bodyguard” soundtrack.. The immense online buzz surrounding Lin’s YouTube video is due to Lin’s pitch-perfect rendition of Whitney Houston’s version. Lin’s feat has received massive coverage even in the United States in prestigious media such as Billboard.com, CBSnews.com, Chicago Tribune.com. TMZ.com, Huffington Post, etc.
If Lin Yu Chun wins the competition, he will reportedly earn $1 million and the chance to release his own album. Go for it, Xiao Pang!
Click on the video below to see his jaw-dropping performance:
Now compare it with Whitney Houston’s performance: