Former street boy Choi Sung-Bong comes second on “Korea’s Got Talent“. Choi was left by his parents in an orphanage aged three, but ran away aged five. He didn’t even know his name until he was fourteen years old.
For the next 10 years, Choi lived on the streets, sometimes in a container box. Former opera singer rescued him and sent him to arts school but he found life difficult.
In the summer of 2011 he became a contestant on Korea’s Got Talent where his amazing singing talent and his heart wrenching story as a homeless orphan made him an international sensation and now the whole world knows his name. He has been called the “Korean Susan Doyle”.
His YouTube video performance of “Nella Fantasia” and the very moving story of his life from “Korea’s Got Talent” he now says he has something to live for and hopes his music can give hope to others in the same position as he was.
Sung-bong Choi’s Korea’s Got Talent First Performances
CNN’s Paula Hancocks reports on Sung-bong Choi
Credit goes to: Inspiration By God & CNN