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Inspiring Korea's Got Talent Audition

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Get your tissues ready, because this story definitely moved us to tears!

Such an inspirational story and performance, you just have to watch it.

Sung-Bong Choi decided to try his luck with Korea's Got Talent, and would be recognized for his talent even if he didn't have one of the most heartbreaking and inspirational stories we've ever heard.

When he was three, he was left at an orphanage. At age five, he ran away because he was being beaten and treated poorly. He then went on to live the next 10 years of his life alone, selling gum and energy drinks, and sleeping in stairwells and public restrooms.

He refers to himself as a "manual worker," and doesn't have a huge amount of confidence — but he knows who he becomes when he starts to sing.

Such a beautiful voice and moving story. It's no shock that he moved the whole audience to tears, and one of the judges offered to take him in vocally regardless of how far he got in the competition.

Even the hosts hugged and told him how proud they were of him!

We wish you all the luck, Sung-Bong Choi!!

Shoot, it's still so dusty in here. Still just getting things in our eyes, move along… ha!

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19 comments to “Inspiring Korea's Got Talent Audition”



  1. 1

    amazing voice. i could not stop crying! wish him the best!



  2. 2

    I didn't cry because I wasn't going to waste 8 minutes reading sappy subtitles. Boofuckinghoo.



  3. 3

    the thing is, it was found to be that he made up the story: he in fact attended a prestigious vocal school; that's how he has the voice he has now. there was a controversy on this a few days ago in korea



  4. 4

    Re: yaebbeunyee – Serious? Woah. What a little shit, in that case.



  5. 5

    This sent chills down my spine- wow- thank you for sharing

  6. exilo says – reply to this


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    Re: yaebbeunyee – He didn't make everything up… He told the truth all the way. He told the judges that he went to a prestigious vocal training school but the producers of the show edited it out to make it more pleasing to audiences. Internet users researched on him and found out he went to that school which is why it was a "scandal" because it didn't state it in the show but the judges and everyone did know.

    Get your facts straight before you accuse someone, man…



  7. 7

    i call bullshit



  8. 8

    Hey Piggy, don't you find the part about him sleeping in public restrooms "inneresting"? Isn't that how George Michael started?



  9. 9

    Just because you slept in bathrooms all your life it doesn't mean you won't get the chance to go to a prestigious school. Going to that school doesn't take anything from his past.



  10. 10

    I didn't know Korea had talent. I thought they just had psychos with a thirst for nuclear weapons



  11. 11

    Re: Robdawg – That's North Korea you idiot! Thank you for being a great example why American school system needs drastic reforms with your naive and dim-witted comment.

  12. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: yaebbeunyee – He says right on this video when asked 'Have you had any lessons?' he replies 'I took master classes if I had a chance.' How is that making anything up or editing that he did?



  13. 13

    Re: Robdawg – Thats North Korea…Shows like this would not be allowed or even shown worldwide if it was the North. This is from South Korea.



  14. 14

    I believe this story about as much as I bought Susan Boyle. Sorry, but wake up, people. Reality TV and competition shows are rigged, and they are effective precisely because producers and creators understand your psyche and play to your ignorance about the nature of the industry. They keep selling lies and everyone keeps eating it up like hotcakes. Sheeple, indeed. It's not a coincidence this happened on the show, just as it happened in the UK. Obviously, it's a successful format, so let's keep using it. I'm not saying that there aren't miracles happening every day all around us, of course they are. But if you are seeing it on TV, it's most likely BS. Susan Boyle had a record out prior to the show and the this guy talking about how he's a bad singer is so contrived, just as Susan Boyle talking about how no one listened to her was. It's classic formula, just as with a love story, two characters are pitted against each other that initially don't get along and then fall for each other, it's a formula that works. On the flip side, people get inspired by this nonsense and it lifts them up which is all good, provided people know it's nonsense. Lets call it what it is - designed to sell.



  15. 15

    Re: CuddlyCarla – Wow, nice discouraging and cynical spin to what would have been an inspiring story. Thank you for pointing out that reality shows are rigged by the producers and editors to boost ratings, I never knew that. I was wondering why they were playing a sad cold play song in the background, clips of audiences and judges holding back their tears, and parts of the interview conversation outside of the audition. The boy had a tough life, and if that story was in question - then "Netizens" or some kind of investigative reporting would've discovered it so as they had regarding his high school musical training. His emotionless demeanor, frumpy appearance, and a voice that resonates a lack of self confidence may say something. Most normal people with an ounce of pride wouldn't try to fabricate a story like so that millions can be seen as a person to pity for (or admire from). Your conclusion that the point is to sell the show may be true, but anyone w/ common sense knows that.



  16. 16

    too bad all the idiots in korean dont get that most reality shows are at least half fantasy



  17. 17

    Re: poorlittlerichiegirl – Did you mean all the idiots "in Korea?" Idiot.



  18. 18

    I heard about the scandal and apparently it was all cleared up. I guess there was a special on TV in South Korea that showed the whole interview, clearing his name. Either way, the boy has talent.



  19. 19

    Well he did say about the school he went to. and he took the vocal class (elective subject) in that school. And he barely graduate because he had to juggle up school and work. Apparently the video director cut that part.
    Feel free to believe in your own theory or thought about how the showbiz works and so on.
    I just want to clear up the miss-leading info on the video.
    Cheers~