stun vs. shock: Mary Byrne 'stuns' the judges

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'I always sing at the till': Already a legend, Mary Byrne stuns the judges on X Factor last night
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I think stun refers a good shock, while shock usually refers to negative result. Therefore, I cannot replace shun with shock in this comtext. Am I right?

stunning news = great news?
shocking news = horrible new?

Cambridge's Dictionary uses shock to define stun.
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  • Cagey

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    You are right that "shock" would not fit in this sentence. I also agree that in general, while 'stun' may be the result of a positive surprise, 'shock' is almost always a response to something negative. You can be stunned by something bad, but usually you are not shocked by something good.

    I am speaking of the metaphorical senses here. Their literal meanings work somewhat differently.
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