Michael Jackson Replaced By AI For Jackson Family Performances

You didn’t think a little inconvenience like death would prevent Michael Jackson’s brothers from realizing their longtime dream of reuniting the old family band for a couple of live performances, did you? (And why should Glee earn all the cash?) Jackson’s brothers have tapped Japanese-American pop/R&B star AI to stand in for Michael at a pair of “tribute” performances in Tokyo next year — and, perhaps, to record new music with the Jackson brothers as well. Just so long as they don’t do anything “disrespectful”, right? Details below.

According to UK newspaper The Guardian, the performances scheduled for Oct. 14-15 of 2011 could (if successful) be spun into a world tour. Then again, the whole idea of these concerts should be taken with a grain of salt, considering that Jackson’s brothers — Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and Jackie — have previously announced “reunion”-style shows that never came to be, including one for June of this year.

For the moment, the question is — is AI remotely qualified to fill in for the King Of Pop? She’s a wildly popular 29-year-old artist whose most recent album features performances with Snoop Dogg and K’Naan. She told CNNgo that: “I feel like all of this happened because I liked Michael… He never knew me but maybe he felt me and thought ‘somebody really loved me’. I feel like it all happened for a reason.”

Yes, it probably did.

Here’s AI performing “Beat It” with beatboxer Afra:

Think she’s up to filling in for Michael?

[Via Vulture]

  • jules

    this was hilariously written….great job

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  • MissJaideronne

    No one will never i mean ever replaced MJ

  • shell517nj

    these people are dreaming! really! lmao!

  • kaie

    No no one will ever EVER fill the kings shoes. I think it’s a good idea just as long as they don’t forget him. <3 well congratulations to her. and may the KING rest in peace

  • infinitejourneys

    Really???? REALLLY!!!! Are you kidding me?

  • http://davidhatton1987.blogspot.com/ David Hatton

    I don’t think anyone could replace Michael Jackson; however this tribute will carry on Michael’s career and music to a new generation of fans; unlike the song and movie titles, Michael has proven it is far from it http://davidhatton1987.blogspot.com/2010/06/is-this-it.html

  • julies

    This rumour started with an editor at the guardian newspaper in London. Not suprised the blogs are simply saying hear say.Who is al? never heard of and may never hear of agian. Please let her go back to the shell she crawled out from. She does not have star qualities but at least she is better than some of the disgusting chart toppers we have now.

  • gypsy

    lmao…..you are so right. she will never take michael’s place….lol…lol…she gets a e 4 her effort

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