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Sung-bong inspires on ‘Korea’s Got Talent’

Sung-bong Choi, a 22-years-old laborer, inspired me today. Like thousands on several postings, I watched his “Korea’s Got Talent” performance on YouTube. He walked on stage dressed in a plaid shirt, jeans and white sports shoes. Two of the three judges asked him several questions about his life before he sang.

Since I do not know Korean, I do not know the name of his song nor did I understand the words. I had to rely on the on-screen translation of the judges interview questions and Sung-bong’s responses. After the performance, I found the song lyrics in a viewer’s YouTube posting.

Nevertheless, I saw the effects of both Sung-bong’s answers to questions about his life and his song on the judges and the audience. In their individual ways, the judges showed surprise, then compassion, even tears. The audience cheered and clapped and cried.
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