Meet The Korean Susan Boyle, Sung-Bong Choi

To be a “Susan Boyle” on a televised singing competition show means that your outward appearance or demeanor belies the true talent you possess. For some reason, this makes little sense – it’s not a rule that you need to look as hot or be as rich as Beyonce to have an amazing voice – but audiences continue to be shocked that such singers exist. We’ve seen it before with Taiwan’s Lin Yu Chun, and with Boyle herself – but now comes 22-year old Sung-Bong Choi singing his heart out on Korea’s Got Talent. Watch below, and if you don’t weep at his heartbreaking story, you are surely dead inside.

Sung-Bong Choi is a manual worker – his lowly profession is laughed at by the audience in the studio, and is slightly mocked by one of the judges – who has lived alone basically his entire life – he has no family and was raised in an orphange, but left after being beaten up by people there. He was homeless for ten years and survived by selling gum and energy drinks on the street. Basically, we can barely summarize Sung-Bong’s life without tearing up, so we’ll ease the pain by letting you know that his singing is absolutely divine. Let’s hope his newfound Internet fame gives him a better life.

[Via Jezebel]

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  • Dennis Johnson

    I just saw your singer Sung-Bong Choi. My neighbor is an Opera Critic for Western USA and northern Mexico. I am going to show this video to her. I think He is exceptionally gifted and hope he capitalizes on his talents.
    Thank you for posting this World Wide so WE could see.

  • Marie

    That’s really nice of you. That boy really made me cry. He deserves a life more than he has right now. I would be happy to see him succeed some day.

  • http://Na John McCain

    I was in Korea once for four years. Loved it. I have never heard a person so young have such a wonderful voice. Amazing control.
    What a life full of hardships, and yet he is so humble
    He will succeed, it’s just a matter of time. Come to the USA!

    John

  • ANA

    GOD REALLY GIVES AMAZING TALENT ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO DESERVE IT. THAT BOY IS HIS INSTRUMENT FOR ALL OF US TO BE INSPIRED AND BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT WE HAVE.

  • Isabella Alba

    I hope that Sung Bong Choi from now on has a very good live. His voice in wonderful like a angel. God bless him for ever