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'Taiwan's Susan Boyle' signs album deal with Sony

A 24-year-old who was compared to Susan Boyle after appearing on Taiwan's version of Britain's Got Talent, has won a recording deal with Sony.

Male soprano Lin Yu-chun was seen around the world after performing a note-perfect rendition of I Will Always Love You on Taiwan's Avenue To Stardom.

Sony Music says his debut album of Chinese and English songs will be released in July.

It did not say whether his version of the Dolly Parton classic would feature.

"I still can't believe this is real," said Lin.

Susan Boyle has sold more than eight million copies of her debut album, I Dreamed A Dream, since appearing on Britain's Got Talent last year.

The Scottish singer is also signed to Sony Music.

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