|Michael Jackson's Children|
In an effort to keep Michael Jackson’s legacy alive and remove his Children from the current state side trial of Dr. Conrad Murray taking place back in the United States, a tribute concert was held yesterday in Cardiff Wales.
It was held at the Millennium Stadium and billed as “The Michael Forever Tribute”.
But because it was a Jackson family event it was, of course, surrounded by controversy.
One of the headline bands, “The Black Eyed Peas”, bowed out at the last minute leaving event organizers scrambling for a replacement act.
Others complained that the event should have been held in the United States so MJ's U.S. fans could have taken part in the celebration.
But at the end of the day it did what it was supposed to do – remember Michael Jackson.
Some of the acts that showed up to perform were NeYo, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Alexandra Burke, Gladys Knight, The Jackson Brothers, Jennifer Hudson, Latoya Jackson, Leona Lewis, Smokey Robinson, and Beyonce who made an appearance via satellite.
|Prince, Blanket, and Paris Jackson|
In fact, Blanket actually spoke to the sold out crowd of 50,000, and it was the first time most people had ever heard the young man’s voice.
The kids thanked everyone for coming and then introduced Beyonce.
The kids, whose real names are Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., Prince Michael Jackson II (Blanket), and Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson were met with thunderous applause and cheers from the crowd.
Another high point was when Christina Aguilera got up to belt out “Smile”. Judging by the crowd’s reaction it was probably the best performance of the night.
As the concert went one, it marked week two of the death trial of Michael back in the United States.
Prosecutors are currently unveiling their case in chief against Dr. Conrad Murray who is accused of killing Jackson with a deadly dose of the drug Propofol.
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