Pouring out his heart and soul while singing The Righteous Brothers classic, "Unchained Melody" from a New York subway, not only brought Mike Yung Youtube viral status but, granted him a small screen platform for his live tv debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
If you were brought to tears by watching the Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore scene in Ghost, where The Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody" theme song played softly as "Sam" walked into heaven's light - then "ditto" goes for the reaction felt after watching Yung's subway performance on Youtube.
life ain't easy. music ain't easy. but I wake up blessed havin anothr day to do what I love pic.twitter.com/uKtzBrb5R2
— MIKE YUNG (@MIKEYUNGNYC) September 8, 2016
But did he ever expect it to go from social media straight to late night TV? Probably not.
In a brief interview with The Late Late Show host, Corden, Yung revealed how the whole experience has been "awesome" and came with some extra perks too.
"Mike, what's it been like since that video came out?" Corden asked of Yung after his performance according to Entertainemt Weekly.
"It's been awesome, man. I got to meet you!" he responded.
Yung has multiple videos shared on Youtube of him covering classics like Sam Cooke's "Change Gonna Come," accompanied by the band Majestic K Funk; and music from the Chi-Lites.
Out of his 30 years of singing in a subway station, Yung revealed how his greatest reward, up until now, was receiving $100 from an unexpected supporter - a homeless man.
only gotten a hundred dolla Bill 4 times out of 30 years singin in the subway. one of which was a homeless guy who slept on 42nd — MIKE YUNG (@MIKEYUNGNYC) September 15, 2016
Who knows what great things are in store for this gifted man after such a soulfully performed cover of "Unchained Melody." A cover so heartfelt probably hasn't been accomplished, or garnered this much attention since Whitney Houston's Dolly Parton cover of "I Will Always Love You."