Madonna didn’t want to wait until Tuesday in Los Angeles to honour the King of Pop, popeater.com reports.
She paid tribute to Michael Jackson on Saturday night in the same arena where he was to stage his comeback, dancing along with an impersonator doing Jackson’s distinctive moves.
Jackson, who died last week, was to begin a series of 50 concerts at the 23,000-seat O2 starting July 13. A picture of a young Jackson appeared on stage while Madonna was performing Holiday, then the impersonator came on, wearing a sequined jacket, white T-shirt, white glove and white socks in the Jackson manner.
The music then switched to Jackson’s song Wanna Be Starting Something and the impersonator worked through Jackson’s moves, including the famous moonwalk. The impersonator didn’t sing.
After the number, Madonna told the crowd, “Let’s give it up for one of the greatest artists the world has ever known,” and the crowd roared its approval.
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