Lin Yu Chun (Chinese: 林育羣; pinyin: Lín Yǜ Qǘn; born March 9, 1986 in Taipei) is a singer, who gained fame by appearing on a Taiwanese talent show, Super Star Avenue (超級星光大道), singing "I Will Always Love You" (originally by Dolly Parton) in the style of Whitney Houston's cover version.
He was voted off of the show but after a video of him singing the song made it onto YouTube, he became an "Internet Celebrity", receiving more than 6,000,000 views of his performance. Many new sources even dubbed him "Taiwan's Susan Boyle".
In April, 2010, he visited the US and performed "I Will Always Love You" and Amazing Graceon The Ellen DeGeneres Show. On the same trip, he attended Lopez Tonight and performed Saving All My Love for You (also a Whitney Houston cover) and Total Eclipse of the Heart (originally by Bonnie Tyler) as a duet with William Shatner.
Sony Music Entertainment announced they had signed Lin Yu Chun to a record deal.. Lin Yu-chun joined Sony Music signing press conference on the 13 May 2010, was held in Shanghai San Want Hotel.
Superstar Avenue history
Superstar Avenue 26-03-2010 He sang John Newton - Amazing Grace - 25 points (His opponent, Zhangshi Tang, got 19 points)
Superstar Avenue 02-04-2010 He sang Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You - 24 points (His opponent, Suzhi Yu, got 22 points)
Superstar Avenue 09-04-2010 He sang Shunza - Coming Home - 17 points (His opponent, Zhangshi Tang, got 20 points)
Superstar Avenue 30-04-2010 He sang Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On (Guest Performer)
Superstar Avenue 14-05-2010 He sang Les Miserables - I Dreamed a Dream (Guest Performer)
He also duet with Kenny G. sang Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You (Guest Performer)