Lin Yu-Chun, 'Taiwan's Susan Boyle,' Signs Record Deal

Lin Yu Chun

Lin Yu-chun, the young man whose rendition of "I Will Always Love You" on a Taiwanese talent show recalled Whitney Houston's high notes, has a record deal.

Sony Music Entertainment said in a statement Thursday 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."

Lin Yu-Chun Dubbed 'Tawain's Susan Boyle'

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 Briton famed for performing "I Dreamed a Dream" on "Britain's Got Talent" also signed with Sony.

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