Is Sergio Cortes akin to Michael Jackson?
From a very young age, Michael Jackson wowed millions of fans the world over. Born from a richly musical family, he went on to become the greatest musical performer of the late 20th and Century. His death came as a shock to his worldwide audience and as such, many were led to believe that that was the last they would hear and see of live performances by the renowned King of Pop.
There is however an artist performing live concerts in front of thousands of Michael Jackson fans each year even after his untimely demise. This performer exhibits the elegance, grace and choreographic mastery that have compelled many people to associate his persona with Michael Jackson’s ancestry. Born in the Spanish city of Barcelona, the 44 year old Sergio Cortes Parra is the closest you can get to a live Michael Jackson performance. This is especially the case for the young people who never got the opportune moment to watch the King of Pop perform live.
Now an internationally respected performing artist specializing in re-animating past Michael Jackson performances, Sergio Cortes has put a lot of hard work and dedication to attain what he has been able to build so far. He gives much credit to his mother, who herself being a staunch MJ fan played a significant role in his eventual exploits as the iconic musician’s double. She introduced him to recordings of the Jackson 5 group as a young child and more so, emphasized that he emulate the groups lead singer, Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson’s introduced the so called Bad Era with his hit song “Bad” and this also had significant influence towards molding his eventual career path as an MJ double. He has the fluid moves that are unique to MJ and surprisingly so, also has stunningly similar looks and voice. His looks are indeed natural though he has had to put in much effort in training his vocal cords to resemble Michael Jackson’s.
It’s said that during his teenage years, one reporter in his home city asked Cortes to pose for photographs as MJ. These pictures were published with great effect and paved the way for Cortes to take up roles as the King of Pop’s double. He currently tours the world entertaining millions of MJ fans with his signature live performance which are reminiscent of the MJ era.