Yu Chun is the latest TV talent show contestant to draw worldwide attention, after the Taiwanese 24-year-old wowed viewers of “Super Star Avenue” by singing Whitney Houston’s version of the Dolly Parton classic, “I Will Always Love You.”
Looking as unassuming as Susan Boyle did when she stormed “Britain’s Got Talent” — and the world — last spring, Lin impressed with his surprisingly pitch-perfect soprano and Whitney-esque runs. Along with his fellow “Super Star Avenue” contestants, Lin is reportedly competing for a cash prize and recording contract.
Word of Lin’s performance is traveling fast, and the U.K.’s Daily Mail has called him Taiwan’s Susan Boyle, who of course went from finishing second on “Britain’s Got Talent” to finishing second to Taylor Swift for the most albums sold in 2009. Watch Lin Yu Chun sing, and decide for yourself: is he the next Susan Boyle, or all hype?