Say what you will about Jacko, but at last night’s World Music Awards in London, he proved he’s still got it. Not musical skills, mind you; those were pretty much shot the moment he started trying to out-macho Chris Tucker in his music videos. No, the WMAs proved that in a world full of meltdowntrodden celebs, no one can bring it like our coconuts Captain Eo: Dressing up like the guy from V For Vendetta? That’s Michael. Singing a woefully out-of-tune version of “We Are The World”? Michael! Obliviously surrounding himself on a stage full of screaming children? You know it! America can have all the Britneys and Lohans and Kim Jong Ils it wants, but this guy will always be our most indefensible ding-a-ling.
(Not-so-great footage of the performance is here; amazingly, they piped in pre-recorded voices of the rest of the “We Are The World” gang, because everyone knows Lauper won’t do her “woah woah woah”s in person for under six figures).