Sam Tsui's one-man choir hits YouTube


Posted at Sep 12 2010 09:13 AM | Updated as of Sep 12 2010 05:13 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Is a choir group even feasible with only one person as a member?

If you are going to ask young performer Sam Tsui, his answer would be “yes.”

The Chinese-American singer is the recent YouTube sensation as he caught a lot of attention when he created a one-man choir.

Tsui performs sings using multiple pitch variations of his own voice to provide the choir’s lead vocals as well as back-up vocals and second voice.

Using the user name “KurtHugoSchneider,” Tsui uploaded videos of his song renditions with multiple versions of himself in each of it.

Among them is his version of “Fireflies” by Owl City which reached 3,598,634 hits as of posting time.

He also has a rendition of “Don’t Stop Believing,” originally done by American rock band Journey and recently revived by the cast of American television series “Glee.” Tsui’s version garnered 12,146,523 views.

But the video which really gave him a chance to shine is his Michael Jackson accolade medley which has 15,037,715 views.