Mike Yung (his full name being Michael Young), is a musician from the USA. His performances as a busker in the NYC subway have been watched by millions on YouTube. His incredibly powerful vocals and awesome delivery have set him apart from other buskers in the scene.
He appeared on America’s got talent and made it all the way to the semi-finals in season 12! His debut album is set for release in 2020 the album is named: “I Will Never Give Up”. America’s Got Talent: Mike impressed the judges in the audition rounds and, with the support of the public vote, made it through the quarter-finals before being eliminated in the semi-finals. As seen in the video on The Music Man and featured below, Mike sang in New York City Subway stations prior to his America’s Got Talent experience.
Mike performed “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran in the quarter-finals getting him through to the semis. Unfortunately, his performance of “Don’t Give Up On Me” by Solomon Burke wasn’t enough to get him through to the finals.
After America’s Got Talent: As stated at the start of this article, Mike is set to release his debut album in 2020. His first release following America’s Got Talent was a single called “Alright” released on January 12th, 2018. In March 2018, Mike started his own Kickstarter fundraiser so he could fund recording his own album. As of October 2018, he raised $90,000 – enough to record an EP.
Mike, now working with ‘Martin Garrix’ a well-known DJ and record producer, recorded and released a single called “Dreamer” which showcases his great passionate vocals in a well-produced EDM track.
Below is another version of Mike singing Unchained Melody. This time he is accompanied by a drummer and guitarist (we’re unsure of their names, if you know, please tell us in the comments and we will credit them). The video was recorded by a passer-by who was astounded by Mike’s Voice.
Achieving nearly 30 Million views on Martin Garrix’s Youtube channel. The song “Dreamer” was made a tribute to Mike’s late wife, Lydia, who unfortunately died earlier in 2018.
His vocals are powerful and professionally delivered. New York City has had and continues to have some of the world’s best buskers inside their subway stations, improving the commute for many of the population I’m sure.