The Top Five Michael Jackson Tributes Online
06.16.14 by Mandy
REELZ is paying tribute to the King of Pop by compiling some of our favorite MJ tributes from the interwebs. While there are plenty of world-renowned talents like Patti Labelle and Jennifer Hudson who pay tribute to Jackson by performing incredible covers of his songs, those aren't the memorials we focused on. After all, what we love most about the world wide web is getting to see the strange and surprising talents of regular Joes. So in anticipation of REELZ' evening devoted to the King of Pop, we picked out our five favorite Michael Jackson tributes created by extremely talented, non-famous people.
The Ohio State Marching Band
The Buckeye's marching band put together a tribute that made fans in the stadium go nuts. The best part has to be at the 4:19 mark when the whole band takes the shape of a moonwalking Jackson, complete with a silver glove.
Every year the people of Britain go on television to prove their talent, and none have been more talented than Suleman Mirza, a dancer who brings some Bollywood flair to an MJ dance number. It might sound strange but it’s a combination that the world didn’t know it needed.
The Bottle Boys
As amazing as a dancer as Jackson was, it was his music that really made him a phenomenon. And the Bottle Boys proved beyond a doubt that a classic pop hit like “Billie Jean” is a great song even when it’s played on beer bottles. A lack of actual musical instruments can't even diminish the songwriting skills of Michael Jackson.
The King of the Talent Show
Brett Nichols stole his high school talent fair with his performance of "Billie Jean." Next, Nichols, who’s been perfoming to the song since he was 11, stole the interwebs as well with the original video of his talent show performance racking up more that 16 million views so far.
No mere mortal can resist the evil of the "Thriller," even those who are in the custody of a Philippine prison. This was proved without a doubt by the viral video featuring the CPDRC Dancing Inmates and their epic zombie moves.