Taiwan's Susan Boyle: Chubby underdog blows judges away as he belts out Whitney Houston... and becomes YouTube hit
By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 5:46 PM on 07th April 2010
Susan Boyle needs to look out - there's another YouTube singing sensation shooting up the popularity charts.
Lin Yu Chun is short, fat, has a bowl-cut hairstyle and wears a red bow tie, but the Taiwanese youngster sings exactly like Whitney Houston.
Which explains why a clip from the karaoke TV show Super Star Avenue has become a massive hit on YouTube and Twitter.
Take it away, Lin: Lin Yu Chun belts out Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You on Taiwan's Super Star Avenue
His pitch-perfect rendition of the Whitney Houston/Dolly Parton mega-hit I Will Always Love You blew a panel of judges away.
The amazing performance recalled the way Susan Boyle surprised Britain's Got Talent judges with her version of I Dreamed A Dream.
The clip of her stunning Simon Cowell and Co. with the song from Les Miserables has now clocked up 90m hits on YouTube alone.
Her subsequent album has gone on to sell millions worldwide and last week netted her a £4m royalties cheque to coincide with her 49th birthday.
But now it seems Lin is ready to take her crown as the year's most unlikely music star and he is the bookies' favourite to win the talent contest.
The grand prize on Super Star Avenue is almost as jaw-dropping as Lin's performance - the chance to release an album, as well as $1million (£650,000).
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