This video of Ha Yung Wung (his nickname is Hero), a four-year-old Korean boy singing “Hey Jude” while playing the guitar, has been circulating the Internet for about a year now, but if you missed it you’ve simply got to take a moment and watch this!
Hero’s YouTube biography is both extremely cute and extremely impressive! Here’s an excerpt:
Hero was born in Korea in September 2003. He has Beatles mania.
His full Korean name is Ha,YoungWoong;
Family name is Ha / Given name is YoungWoong (from Chinese) which means “Hero” in English. Self-motivation is what differentiates Hero from other child musicians like Michael Jackson who was forced to practice as a child.
Starting at the end of 2005, Hero began to sing by himself and now he can sing about 40 of The Beatles songs and forty other old pop songs.
Hero has not been trained in English or Music and has yet to live in or even visit any English-speaking countries. He just learned the songs by ear by himself and for his own amusement and after two months he finally managed to sing all 27 songs on The Beatles “1”, though his pronunciation as a non-English speaker is a bit poor!!!
Hero also won a televised Korean contest in 2008 called Wunderkids. Hero’s very cute televised performance is also available on YouTube through the following links: