The long awaited Michael Jackson tribute – hopefully the first of many – is set to finally take place with the help of Mary J. Blige, Akon, Chris Brown, Sister Sledge and Natalie Cole in Vienna on the 26th of September outside the Schoenbrunn Castle in the city.
The concert will officially (and aptly) be called the ‘Vienna Michael Jackson Tribute‘. 13 artists have signed on currently to perform at the concert (including the 5 names listed above). The artists will render (and perhaps murder) some of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits, and performing duets with Michael Jackson’s image on screen.
It is expected that more than 20 artists might eventually turn up at the concert. Also, a few washed up, out of work artists will stumble n mumble on the stage in the hope of reigniting their career by basking in the limelight of a great artist.
My take on this? No one can come even close to doing what MJ did. I would hate to even imagine Akon doing his rendition of Thriller or Billie Jean. So here’s a suggestion: instead of performing MJ’s greatest hits, why not sing your own songs, but work Michael Jackson references and tributes into the lyrics? It would be way better for the fans than seeing Chris Brown in sequined gloves…