High school senior Lawrence Yong from Los Angeles just sang himself off the admissions waitlist at the University of Michigan.

Last year just 42 of the 14,600 students offered a place on U-M’s wait list last year got in and Yong knew he had to do something to set himself apart. The high school teen covered the Jackson 5’s “I want you back” with his own set of lyrics written specially for the admissions office at U-M.

“In all honesty I only expected it to get maybe 100 or 200 views. Maybe from a couple of my school friends and then some people at church,” Yong told AnnArbor.com. “It was really incredible. I am not entirely sure how it spread so quickly but that’s exactly what happened.”

Yong’s video “Michigan, give me one more chance!” had more than 43,000 views at the time this story was published.

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