Mike Yung absolutely owns the hearts and minds of the judges and the audience during his America’s Got Talent, Season 12 audition. The singer who usually plies his vocal magic in the New York City subway hears some familiar screeches, but they don’t come from metal subway wheels grinding to a rush hour halt — the squeals come from Mike’s new biggest fans, people in the auditorium seats! First signed to a recording deal at age 15 and then twice more before taking his act underground without a record, Mike Yung represents both perseverance and the story of how much a bit of luck and timing help in the entertainment business. From the AGT stage, it appears Mike Yung’s time is now, more than 30 years after he first attracted attention for his talent.
Below is a video of Mike doing Marvin Gaye‘s “Let’s Get It On”, which, let’s face it, you gotta do better than right if you’re doing it in the subway, where that let’s get it on isn’t usually the first thing on people’s minds. Mike kills it anyway. Here are 5 places to listen to Mike Yung’s music, including his collaboration with his band Majestic K. Funk. America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC.
AMAZON: “Change Gonna Come”
iTUNES: “Change Gonna Come” and “Unchained Melody“