VIDEO: South Korea’s Answer To Susan Boyle?

The singing competition Korea’s Got Talent has produced a viral video hero with a beautiful voice and a sob story to boot.

Choi Sung-Bong, 22, brought judges to tears after his audition. He told them earlier that he ran away from an orphanage at age 5 after being beaten, and has survived on the streets of Seoul by selling gum and energy drinks.

Who knows if his made-for-TV backstory will hold up, but that voice sounds pretty legit.