Back in the early 90's, before he became an official card-carrying member of the Mickey Mouse Club, Ryan Gosling was the resident darling of Ontario's religious talent show circuit, and this just-uploaded footage from a 1991 Mormon talent show makes it clear why.

10-year-old Gosling is undoubtedly destined for great things as he covers "When a Man Loves a Woman" like a mini-Michael Bolton before launching into a C+C Music Factory-fueled dance-off with his older sister Mandi.

No word on whether little Ryan won the competition, but he did.