"Susan Boyle, now comes in Asian kid format

Taiwanese man who sings like Whitney Houston is the latest viral video sensation

People are asking if this kid is "the new Susan Boyle." Not because he's a Scottish, awkward, bawdily humoured old maid with a penchant for Andrew Lloyd Webber, but because he's supposed to be another example of the old trope, "You can't judge a book by its cover." That and he's the latest reality show sensation. Beyond that, similarities are vague at best.

Lin Yu-chun, a 24-year-old (23, according to some reports) shop worker, stunned the audience and judges on last Friday's broadcast of Taiwan's One Million Star show, when he sang Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You in the style made famous by Whitney Houston.

And, wow. It's amazing. Also a bit creepy, if I'm honest. Something about a big belting female voice coming out of a portly Taiwanese dude is a little incongruous.

CBS says that if Yu-chun wins the competition, he would earn $1 million and the chance to release his own album. "

Susan Boyle, now comes in Asian kid format : On The Record