Thursday, 25 August 2011

Where now for Sung-Bong Choi?



In just 11 weeks, Sung-Bong Choi, the manual labourer from Dae Jun has picked himself up from the depths of despair and achieved something quite breathtaking. When I think back to the first time I watched the video of Sung-Bong Choi's audition, I remember having to pause the video just before he started singing as I couldn't bear the tension! His story struck such a deep rooted chord in me that I almost feared he wouldn't be able to sing at all; that absolute silence would be projected. And after fouling up his audition he'd be shoved in a taxi and driven straight back to the streets of Dae Jun along with a crate of Bacchus energy drinks. I was happy I was wrong.

At the end I of his performance I found myself shuddering with the need to shed tears of joy, witnessing this young man become truly free. I felt a strange sense of sorrow mixed with a powerful rush of being very privileged.

But where now for Sung-Bong Choi? Is a record deal with Sony possible?  Will he strive for a regular and more normal life: a girlfriend, job, house? Will he go back to the life he has now in Dae Jun, or will he just spend his time exploring with his only friend in life, music? His desire for wanting to share his song with the world is the sole reason why he is where he is today, and that ought to be the road he should stick to. 




13 comments:

  1. i'm extreemly want to watch all sung bong performance! i've just watched the audition one. need more... please give the links >0<

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    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIy99OT2BAQ&feature=related

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  2. Sung Bong needs supports (financial difficulty).
    He needs to have medical treatment for his ears
    Go To Facebook Sung Bong's fan page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Choi-Sung-Bong-Fan-Page/234090876605159

    Please help Sung Bong!

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  3. If people want a controversy then they will find it no matter what. This young man is truly gifted and asks for nothing from anyone. We should applaud him. My only fear is that this instant fame will affect him in the wrong way. He needs to be treated normally and find friends who really care about him for himself and not his fame. He is a gift to us all to learn from. Ted Wilson, Hong Kong

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  4. U're great ! migosh !! stay gorgeous sun-bong ♥
    from Indonesia with ♥

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  5. I watched his performances again now and the feeling is still the same that a young man can come back from such adversity and triumph in the way he did shows a character without ego and with such humility that we should all take a long hard look at ourselves and do what we can to support him and other that are experiencing similar adversity in their daily life............. Now I try to find out how to reach him and others!

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  6. What we need now is for this talented boy to make a CD. I hope that this is in the works right now.There has been some word that he has a contract with Sony but I am not sure that this is correct. I hope that it is. I want to write to Sony about this matter.

    Robert C.

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  7. I wish only happiness in Sung-Bong's future. Like many Asian-Americans, I was moved to tears by his audition. Not only can that young man sing his heart out, but he also showed great humility and courage. He is a universal role model for all those young talents who have nothing but a dream. I don't know how "fame" has changed Sung-Bong's life but I do know he deserves the fortune that long eluded him in his young life.

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    1. I almost cried..i just hope he will make it and not just drown in the masses

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  8. He is an amazing person and his talent is world class and will only grow if others let it. Everyone needs to treat him with nothing but respect and kindness.

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  9. A story sadder than I already know, I wish luck to him and he always grow more and more - I love you

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  10. It takes a lot to move me to tears, but my whole body broke into a sweat when I heard this young man sing, he has had a sad start to life, facing one adversity after another. I wish him every success and hope he is given space to find his own goals.

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  11. I really amazed by his vocal and how well he deliver this song.. nella fantasia.. he is talented and truly gifted..

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