Video: Taiwanese talent show contestant blows minds of everyone on Earth

posted at 5:20 pm on April 7, 2010 by Allahpundit

It’s rare that a “Dude” item makes it down here to Broadway, but trust me on this. The Susan Boyle comparisons in the media don’t begin to capture how freaky quintuple deaky it is. Boyle was a sensation as the ugly duckling with the golden voice; this guy’s got that covered plus cross-gender mimickry so eerie that you might actually be fooled if all you had was the audio. Trust me when I say that you will believe a pudgy, androgynous Asian man is the planet’s new queen of easy listening.

And just in time too. The position is momentarily vacant.

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Who cuts his hair?

Mr. Joe on April 7, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Kim Jong Il’s old barber…

alohapundit on April 7, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Don’t they know? Bobby Lee is Korean!

Christien on April 7, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Well, I would much rather watch the odd lad sing the song than that hateful woman.

ray on April 7, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Guys got a huge future doing the drag show circuit. The homosexual crowd will eat this up…

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2010 at 5:55 PM

He’s already got Liza Minelli’s hair…

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2010 at 7:41 PM

What I wouldn’t give to see a cage match of crack-addled Whitney against this kid.

Potfry on April 7, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Can you use the word “eunuch” in the 21st century?

caygeon on April 7, 2010 at 8:10 PM

If I was in the shower I would blow that guy away.

NeoKong on April 7, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Don’t know if it was said before…but yeah, this kid does an awesome copy of Whitney. But that’s it…it’s a total copy. Unless that’s the point of this show, as opposed to American Idol…where individuality is encouraged over total mimicry.

He needs to sing this stuff and make it his own, tweaking the tuneage here and there.

Guys got a huge future doing the drag show circuit. The homosexual crowd will eat this up…

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2010 at 5:55 PM

He’ll need bigger hair. Much bigger hair. Then he’s got a shot at Lucky Cheng’s

JetBoy on April 7, 2010 at 8:21 PM

If I was in the shower I would blow that guy away.

NeoKong on April 7, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Hey! This is a family site!

;)

JetBoy on April 7, 2010 at 8:22 PM

I’ve never been so glad to see the word “away” in my entire life.

wheelgun on April 7, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Not impressed.

davidk on April 7, 2010 at 8:29 PM

I’ve never been so glad to see the word “away” in my entire life.

wheelgun on April 7, 2010 at 8:23 PM

+1 I was thinking the exact same thing!

alohapundit on April 7, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Now that Whitney is “suffering” from crackingitis again, can this dude just finish out her tour?

Love him/her/it.

di butler on April 7, 2010 at 8:51 PM

All well and good, but he’ll never make it here unless he can lip sync. BO was only mediocre at center sync’ing and look where it got him.

ClanDerson on April 7, 2010 at 8:53 PM

He doesn’t sound like a woman when he sings, he sounds like a soprano. Yes, men can sing high parts, though it isn’t common. You should appreciate his ability instead of mocking it.

SnKArcbound on April 7, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Could this be the Wayne Newton of a new generation?

UltimateBob on April 7, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Exactly what I was thinking.

jon1979 on April 7, 2010 at 9:01 PM

I’ve never been so glad to see the word “away” in my entire life.

wheelgun on April 7, 2010 at 8:23 PM

+1 I was thinking the exact same thing!

alohapundit on April 7, 2010 at 8:38 PM

I will destroy you all.

NeoKong on April 7, 2010 at 9:06 PM

I agree with the Wayne Newton comparison, but the even younger one of Danke Schoen 1963. He had that same high voice that made you think you were listening to a woman. And look how far he has gone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyCQ6vKqgnU&feature=related

Buffalo on April 7, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Just so you know, he won 24-22, the other singer was good also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cicc6gidHg4

WoosterOh on April 7, 2010 at 9:18 PM

:) Seoul Man ! beautiful

c4 on April 7, 2010 at 9:24 PM

I did not watch and listened to only the audio. Freaky quintuple deaky.

DrStock on April 7, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Guys got a huge future doing the drag show circuit. The homosexual crowd will eat this up…

OmahaConservative on April 7, 2010 at 5:55 PM

It’s extremely rare for a drag queen to sing live (except for Little Richard). 99.98% of them lip sync. This can be evidenced on an episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race where the contestants had to sing live. It wasn’t pretty.

I wonder if this dude got beat up alot.

SouthernGent on April 7, 2010 at 9:58 PM

:) Seoul Man ! beautiful

c4 on April 7, 2010 at 9:24 PM

Haha!

Hey Bartender!

TN Mom on April 7, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Here he is singing Amazing Grace:

http://www.nowpublic.com/culture/20100326-18-amazing-grace

c4 on April 7, 2010 at 10:13 PM

And who ever said that androgyny never had an upside.
Seriously though. This guy has a great voice.

vinceautmorire on April 7, 2010 at 10:20 PM

While the other Sumo Wrestlers laughed at him, he knew one day that He would show them all.

vinceautmorire on April 7, 2010 at 10:26 PM

he should get a prize

happyfeet on April 7, 2010 at 10:27 PM

If I was in the shower I would blow that guy away.
NeoKong on April 7, 2010 at 8:11 PM

I’ve never been so glad to see the word “away” in my entire life.

wheelgun on April 7, 2010 at 8:23 PM

My favorite treatment of that subject here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gDiSTtABuE

RD on April 7, 2010 at 10:57 PM

I recall hearing a Dolly Parton interview where she said she wrote both “Jolene” and “I will always love you” in the same night.

I love Dolly. Those with kids can catch her occasionally on Hannah Montana.

Canadian Infidel on April 7, 2010 at 11:06 PM

With a big giant ‘who cares’ here. Much like buying into Tigers big deal. We noticed today it was announced one of his favorite hookers is right there near Agusta almost literally across the street. Tiger… leave the sport please, you make me sick.

johnnyU on April 7, 2010 at 11:07 PM

johnnyU on April 7, 2010 at 11:07 PM

Don’t insult the sumo singer dude, any comparison to the worthless Woods is way off mark!

dmann on April 7, 2010 at 11:24 PM

WOW! Ya know I never completely believed all that quantum physics stuff about multiple universes…UNTIL

Lone Star on April 7, 2010 at 11:49 PM

When he perfects his intonation, it’ll be fabulous. Reminds me of the large, male-ish Patsy Cline voice-clone I saw on a late-nite show a while back. I need to find that. It was quite freaky.

Mephistefales on April 7, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Solid B+. Not pitch-perfect or letter-perfect by any stretch, but pretty close. His sound is thin in half the places in the song, a clipped “all-wase” was an obvious non-native giveaway, and the kid seriously needs to work on his intonation. An occasional flutter was the least of his worries. But yeah, certainly close enough to be ‘teh freeky’.

RD on April 8, 2010 at 1:08 AM

Psh. He won’t need to work on his intonation. Every pop “artist” uses this (ref antares auto-tune).

July 10 on April 7, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Ugh, I hate that damn box. OK–I don’t hate the box itself; just the fact that its common use is an abuse. Hopefully some day it will be the Linn Drum Machine’s roommate in hell.

Mephistefales on April 8, 2010 at 1:27 AM

Hmmm…

“…plus cross-gender mimickry so eerie that you might actually be fooled if all you had was the audio…”

I guess you never heard a boys choir.

And what’s with the harsh commentary, he’s just a kid for crying out loud.

You Allahpundit are kind of eerie.

JayJay123 on April 8, 2010 at 9:19 AM

I enjoyed listening to him.

But for some reason, after a while, I want some more.

riverrat10k on April 8, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Dolly Parton could never have imagined. . .

Joan of Argghh on April 23, 2010 at 10:29 PM

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