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You Must See this Amazing Video

Updated on February 6, 2013

Male Singer Sounds Like Whitney Houston

Did you watch the first videos of Great Britain's charming Susan Boyle - of the unaffected manner (so far) and the lovely, sweet voice. She was amazing, wasn't she? She blew away Simon Cowell and company with her performance of the beautiful song, "I Dreamed a Dream," from "Les Miserables."

Well, get ready. You're going to be blown away again. Just as Susan Boyle dazzled the judges on the television show, "Britain's Got Talent," wait till you see and hear Lin Yu Chun and his version of "I Will Always Love You." He performed it on the Taiwan TV show, "Super Star Avenue."

When you closed your eyes and listened to fhis boy wonder, did you feel as if you were listening to Whitney Houston? or Dolly Parton? He's called a boy wonder but the "boy" part is misleading. Although he looks like a teenager, he has attained the ripe old age of 24. But the wonder part is absolutely accurate.

Although the video gives credit to Whitney Houston's rendition of the song, "I Will Always Love You," it was written and subsequently recorded by Dolly Parton in 1973. Watch the next video of Whitney Houston's version from the sound track of the movie, "BodyGuard," in which she co-starred with Kevin Costner.

Now that you have heard Whitney's version as well as Lin's, don't they sound remarkably alike? Lin seems to be the favorite to win the grand prize on the Taiwan TV show which is one million dollars, as well as the opportunity to release an album. Not bad for a previously unknown, chubby, height-challenged singer. He also has amazing eyebrows - did you notice?

Now take a look at this video of Dolly Parton singing her own song from the soundtrack of the movie, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," in which she co-starred with the ubiquitous Burt Reynolds. Isn't she pretty? Isn't he pretty, too?

Leona Lewis sang her version of the song on Britains's "X Factor" television show in 2006 -similar to the TV show, "Britain's Got Talent," which rocketed Susan Boyle to superstardom. It hasn't hurt Leona's career, either.

Now that you have listened to all four versions, which is your favorite? Please take the poll below and comment, too. Thank you.

Which artist's version of the song, "I Will Always Love You," is your favorite?

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Something to Think About

Susan Boyle's first album has sold millions of copies worldwide to date and she netted her first royalties with a check for $4,000,000 which coincided with her 49th birthday.

Will Lin Yu Chun do as well?

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Yes, ps, Whitney had an amazing vocal talent and left us much too soon. So happy you had the thrill of seeing her perform in person with your daughter. That is surely an event to remember. Thanks as always for the visit and the angels. Be sure to keep at least one of them for yourself. :)

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thank you for sharing this. While they were all amazing, I chose Whitney because I just so enjoyed her voice and how she carried us through the song with her. I had the pleasure of seeing her with my daugther on the Fourth of July in Tampa one year and she sang this song....it was a moment we have treasured...a golden voice. Now lost but thankfully captured on video and CD. sending Angels t0 you :0 ps

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Dimsie, for your visit and enjoyment of this young singer's rendition of Dolly's song. Thanks also for the additional details about Dolly and Porter. I know she wrote the song for Porter but like you, do not know if she meant it as a love song as well, or simply as a song of appreciation. Whatever the motive, it is a bautiful melody.

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      Dimsie 5 years ago

      Have just seen this and am blown away by this young man's rendition of this beautiful song. He got my vote in the poll, though I'd usually vote for Dolly over the others who sing it. You're right, BTW, Dolly wrote this song for Porter Wagoner when she left his show. I think there was some disagreement between them at the time, to do with the show, not a romantic relationship, and she then wrote it to show Porter how she really felt about him and express her gratitude to him as her mentor. So it isn't really a love song in the usual romantic way, but a song of love and appreciation for someone who had helped her to fulfil her dream. There's a very touching video on YouTube of her singing it to Porter on stage shortly before his death, you can see how moved he is by it.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, kaltopsyd, for the visit and the lovely comments. "Voted up" and "awesome" are two of my favorites.

      I've discovered that many folks who know the song may not be aware that Dolly Parton wrote it. She is wonderfully talented and yes, she IS an original.

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      kaltopsyd 7 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      That poll at the end was a hard one. I was planning on just voting for Whitney Houston but Lin and Leonna's versions sort of mimic hers. They're all great. Dolly Parton's the original so she should get the credit. :) She also has a very pretty voice.

      Hub voted up and awesome.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Tina V, for your visit and your comment. You are so right. Lin has an amazing talent and I will be following his career.

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      TINA V 7 years ago

      I've seen the Taiwanese boy on TV. He is such a talented kid. Great videos!

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      I love, Dolly, too katie. And you are so right about her owning this song. She sings those lyrics (which she wrote) as if her heart would break.

      Thanks for the visit and the "fab" comment.

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      drbj, WHAT a fab must see amazing video, they are all great and although I really love them all Dolly is my fave, she owns this song! I have chills.... Peace :)

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Astra Nomik, your "excellent" comment is much appreciated.

      I knew that some readers might have seen this amazing singer before but might not have heard the other singers who also made this song amazing.

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      Cathy Nerujen 7 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Gosh, this song is doing the rounds. But the boy singing it has a real talent, and talent comes in all kinds of interesting packages. I love the way you set up the various videos for comparison. Excellent Hub.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Deborah - oh, do I admire your avatar name. Got to be a story there.

      I will always love Dolly, too - she is one of a kind. But this youngster does have an amazing voice. Will be interesting to follow his career.

      Thanks for your visit.

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      Deborah Demander 7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      You are correct, he has an amazing voice. I gotta say though, that I will always love Dolly.

      Namaste.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      That's strange. I hear a frog outside "gargling"!!!

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      Andria 7 years ago

      *appears, warbling* :)

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Froggie - I'm trying to imagine your voice and I keep getting reminded of those 3 cute lil singing frogs in the old Budweiser commercials.

      I know they are not you but amphibian images keep creeping into my subconscious mind (?).

      Thanks for the comment - I particularly admire "neck of the Hubs." You are truly creative ... for a frog.

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      Andria 7 years ago

      Lin Yu Chun rocks. For me anyway. Fantastic voice!

      drbj you should hear my voice!!

      No really. You should. It's Awesome!

      Ish ... Kinda. It's not bad. Not great either. Could be better. By a mile. A longgggg mile.

      It's awful :|

      Fab hub, love the topic, wonders will never cease in your neck of the Hubs!

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, ladyjane, thanks for the visit and reminding me of Simon Cowell's comment. When I listen to Lin singing that song, it is easy to imagine I am listening to Whitney. Amazing.

      Cheers back atcha and thanks for the comment.

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      ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

      Nice hub and wow that guy has an amazing voice. You know how Simon on AMerican Idol is always saying that no one can do Whitney? I think he came the closest to anyone being able to do Whitney. WOw.Cheers.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Maita. You're right - they are all amazing artists. But Lin may just be the most amazing of all with that sweet, clear voice of his. It will be interesting to follow his career.

      And you're most welcome.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      they are all amazing, although I like the boy hehe, refreshing Thank you drbj, Maita

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, De Greek, Have you noticed that every time we think we've seen it all, something happens to surprise us? Like this amazing voice.

      Thanks for visiting and the "wonderful" comment.

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      De Greek 7 years ago from UK

      Wonderful stuff. Good luck

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Nellieanna, I agree with you.

      They are all very special, talented entertainers and each one is a unique star. I think this young man may eclipse them all if his voice stays as clear and true as he gets older.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Ivorwen. There's a story - don't know if it's apocryphal or not - that Dolly wrote that song to let Porter Waggoner of the Grand Old Opry know how she felt about him and the fact that they couldn't be together. True or not, it's a great story - and she does exhibit a tremendous amount of feeling while singing those lyrics.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Pamela. I agree you can't go wrong listening to Lin, Whitney, Dolly or Leona. They are all extremely talented.

      A great singing voice is definitely not a talent I possess so I appreciate more than most those who can sing well.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Thank you, Darlene, for the thumbs up. You may be my new BFF. Happy you enjoyed the video. Lin has the voice of an angel.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      I agree, breakfastpop, the young man is awesome with a remarkable voice. I wouldn't be surprised if he attains the same sort of viral stardom enjoyed by Susan Boyle. More power to both of them.

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 years ago from TEXAS

      WOW - tough choice. In a way they were all different. Of course Dolly wrote the song & for awhile it waa all her song, till Whitney made it into a big hit. Both were really good. Leona Lewis blows me away even more. But I'll have to say that Lin Yu Chun, the young Chinese fellow from Taiwan really amazed me and I think it's his day in the sun. So I have to say he was the best of them. Great hub, drbj!

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      Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      Love Dolly's version best. Wonder boy may be 24, but he sounds and looks like he will always be a boy.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Wonderful hub. They are all magnificent singers. I voted for the young man but really they were all wonderful

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      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Wow, I just sent my friends a copy of this site to see that you Japanese man sing so breathlessly and perfect, great pick my friend and thumbs up.

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Great hub. His voice is magnificent. I hope he succeeds.I have to say I love Dolly too!