Mongolian Electrician Owns Cover of George Strait’s ‘Amarillo By Morning’

Watch as 0.Enkh-Erdene performs the hit song on the Mongolian version of "America's Got Talent."

Written by Lauren Laffer
Mongolian Electrician Owns Cover of George Strait’s ‘Amarillo By Morning’
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If you ever questioned whether or not country music is universal, here’s a video that will convince you that country music truly is worldwide.

In a recent audition on Mongolia’s Got Talent, electrician O.Enkh-Erdene stunned the audience with his swoon-worthy version of “Amarillo By Morning,” a song made famous by George Strait in 1983. The ladies in the live audience clearly loved what they saw as they were shown fanning themselves and swaying back and forth to throughout the performance.

The song, which was originally released by Terry Stafford in 1973, is an unlikely choice by someone living on the outskirts of China and Russia, but just goes to show how far country music has spread around the world.

Season two of Mongolia’s Got Talent, which stemmed from the stateside hit show America’s Got Talent, is currently underway. Serving as judges for the show are Tserendorj Chuluunbat (a bass guitarist from Haranga rock band), Sarantsetseg Chimgee (a news commentator from Mongol TV), Chimeglhan Delgertsetseg (a professional violist) and Rokit Bay (a Mongolian Rapper).

Watch O.Enkh-Erdene perform “Amarillo By Morning” in the video above.