Kid With Voice of Whitney Houston Cuts Record Deal

Lin Yu-chun wowed with version of 'I Will Always Love You'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 13, 2010 10:52 AM CDT

The young man whose rendition of I Will Always Love You on a Taiwanese talent show recalled Whitney Houston's high notes has landed a record deal. Sony Music Entertainment said in a statement today that Lin Yu-chun's debut, featuring Chinese and English songs, will be released in July. It quoted 24-year-old Lin as saying, "I still can't believe this is real."

Sony didn't say if the album would have his rendition of the Dolly Parton ballad later covered by Houston. Lin gained notice just a month ago on Taiwan's Avenue to Stardom. His performance became an Internet sensation and drew comparisons to Susan Boyle. The 48-year-old Scot also signed with Sony. (More Lin Yu Chun stories.)

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