LIONEL RICHIE has advised MICHAEL JACKSON to concentrate on his vocals during his live comeback run – because fans are more interested in hearing his hits than seeing him moonwalk.
Jackson is currently preparing to kick off his This Is It shows at London’s O2 Arena this summer and is reportedly spending hours rehearsing his signature dance moves ahead of the 50-date run.
But Richie insists that dancing will be harder on Jackson now that he is 50 years old.
So he has urged his fellow pop star to make the concerts memorable for the audience by delivering impressive vocal performances instead.
Richie says, “He’s not that 25-year-old or 30-year-old anymore so he will have to discover some things about himself that he didn’t quite want to face up to I’m sure, but what he does have is a mound of hit records.
“He has to just get it in his head that we are on that stage because people want to see us singing those songs.
“Whether you moonwalk or skywalk or float in from the back of the stage, that’s all extra added attractions, but the most important thing is to pick up the microphone and sing Thriller, that’s all that matters.
We would bet money that Michael Jackson can still out dance any younger pop star.
He might have a heart attack afterwards, but he would definitely win. Do you think anybody can out-dance MJ?
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