A Hard Life With Amazing Talent: Sung-bong Choi

by Christopher Paul on June 9, 2011

We’ve seen amazing performers come out of these national talent shows: America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent, and now, Korea’s Got Talent.

This video is of singer Sung-bong Choi – who’s lived a hard life. He was given up for adoption and has no family. But at five, he ran away from the orphanage to avoid getting beaten. He’s lived on the streets ever since. He’s made a living for himself by selling gum and energy drinks. He tested into high school (having no other formal education). I felt bad for the guy just hearing his story.

He says he’s not a good singer. Singing just makes him happy, he says. But watch him perform.

I have to admit, the crowd’s reaction got to me. And the hosts – or whoever is backstage – is right. The world is going to know who Sung-bong Choi is.

[Korea’s Got Talent] tvN 코리아 갓 탤런트 Ep.1 Sung-bong Choi!!!.avi – YouTube via Damn Cool Pics

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