Earlier this summer, you may have heard the story of Sung-bong Choi — a contestant on “Korea’s Got Talent” who had one of the most heartbreaking stories we’ve ever seen. The 22-year old was left at an orphanage at age three, ran away at age five, and then spent the next decade of his life living under staircases and in public restrooms as he tried to make a living selling energy drinks and gum on the streets. He found singing thanks to hearing a vocalist on the street on day, and spent a good percentage of his life trying to whatever he could in order to practice and perfect his talent.
Despite his audition video getting over 11 million views online — leading to many people comparing his to both Susan Boyle and Paul Potts from “Britain’s Got Talent” — Choi ultimately came in second place in the competition this weekend to 17-year old dancer Joo Min-jung. However, this is not exactly a reason to be too upset — Boyle finished in second place to Diversity during her season of “BGT” in 2009, and she has since gone on to sell more than ten million albums around the world. (The media had labeled Choi “Korea’s Susan Boyle,” but whether or not he will equal that level of success is to be seen.)
Do you still find this audition to be one of the most heartbreaking ever on the show?