Just when you thought you were immune to the Susan Boyles of the world, along comes Korea's Got Talent's Sung-Bong Choi. With downcast eyes, 22-year-old Choi says he was abandoned at the age of three, then ran away from his orphanage at the age five and lived as a street kid for the next ten years, peddling chewing gum and sleeping outside public restrooms "like a dayfly." Now he's a manual laborer with a penchant for Italian opera. Here he is performing his debut aria, while every single female in the audience sobs uncontrollably.

In the future, it will not take buckets of water to make witches melt, just a chorus of hard knock talent show crooners. [YouTube via Reddit]