Dutch baker-turned-singer to perform in Tainan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/30
By: Chang Jung-hsiang and Ko Lin

Martin Hurkens

Taipei, Nov. 30 (CNA) Dutch national Martin Hurkens, a former baker who quickly became a social media sensation after winning the third season of "Holland's Got Talent" in 2010, will be performing at the T.S. Mall in Tainan on Sunday.

At a promotional event at a Tainan hotel Saturday, Hurkens gave a preview of the song that made him popular, "You raise me up," which was originally recorded in an album by Rolf Lovland of the Irish-Norwegian band Secret Garden in 2002.

Hurkens' performance of the hit song has since drawn more than 27 million views on YouTube.

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