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The Taiwanese Male Whitney Houston

The UK's Daily Mail reports that there's a new Susan Boyle out of Taiwan.
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. 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'. 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).
He's pretty good, but like with Susan Boyle, one has to wonder if it's not the disconnect between image and voice that makes it interesting.

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