Uploaded on Apr 7, 2010
HUGE NEWS: LIN'S ALBUM "IT'S MY TIME" FROM SONY MUSIC WILL BE RELASED SEPT.17 WORLDWIDE! VISIT HIS OFFICIAL CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/user/LinYuChun...
News about record deal:
Since unexpectedly skyrocketing to international fame with millions viewing this performance on the internet, Lin Yu Chun has made his first visit to the USA, where he recently appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show and also Lopez Tonight.
Here Lin sings the Dolly Parton classic on a Taiwanese tv talent show competition. (Parton wrote and first recorded the song, which Whitney Houston later recorded.)
See Dolly Parton on Wendy Williams Show watching Lin Yu Chun's performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deLqzQ...
*NOTE*: If anyone has a link to Lin Yu Chun's official site or Facebook fan page, please send me a private message. I will put the links on the video for fans to get more information.
I didn't allow automatically-posted comments on the video until 4 days after uploading it. I think the number of views for this video would have been much higher had I just allowed comments to be posted automatically from the start. Just something to keep in mind.
Interview with the now-world famous Lin Yu Chun (in Mandarin Chinese):
When I posted this video of Lin Yu Chun singing, I knew that it would get a large response, but I had no idea how large! So many people from around the world have commented about how much they enjoyed the video, just as I was blown away when I first came across it. I see a lot of the comments that are sent to this channel, and I have been amazed at their overwhelmingly positive nature. Sure, there are a few mean ones, but those are actually rare. My faith in humanity is renewed. =)
Way to go, Lin Yu Chun!
Below is from: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/w...
Taiwan singer hits all the right notes as YouTube clip goes viral
By ANNIE HUANG
The Associated Press
As a younger man, Taiwan's Lin Yu-chun sang for hours on end, trying to get his mind off the sneers he endured because of his portly figure.
The round-faced soprano with the bowl haircut never imagined his voice would one day transform him into an international sensation.
But now, he is being compared to Britain's Susan Boyle, the plain-looking 48-year-old who shot to stardom after singing "I Dreamed a Dream" on "Britain's Got Talent."
Lin's Whitney Houston-like rendition of "I Will Always Love You" on Taiwan's "Avenue to Stardom" talent show last Friday has already racked up some 1.3 million views on YouTube, and the number is climbing fast.
For the 24-year-old with the disparaging nickname of "Little Fatty," the event has been a life-changer.
"I now have more confidence in pursuing a singing career," Lin told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. "You don't have to be a good-looking man or woman to succeed. Just be yourself and try your best."
Lin said he had long suffered from a lack of self-confidence because of his plain looks and rotund figure.
"Being fat draws a lot of mockery in our society," he said.
To cope with the pain of his exclusion, he locked himself in his room and sang along with the songs of Celine Dion and Mariah Carey.
But the artist who really grabbed him was Houston — particularly the song "I Will Always Love You," from the soundtrack to the 1992 film "The Bodyguard."
"I played it again and again even though my parents couldn't stand it any more and asked me to stop," Lin said.
Lin has had a bumpy start to stardom.
After graduating from college last year, he failed to make much of an impression on another Taiwanese talent show, where judges criticized both his looks and his high-pitched voice.
"One said I should instead pursue the career of a comedian, and another questioned whether it was right for a man to sing soprano," he said.
Now all that is behind him.
"(The show) has reinvigorated me," he said.
Still, Lin said, he is doing his best not to let his new found fame go to his head.
"I'm trying not to be overwhelmed," he said.
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