Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Will you be there...

Emotions swelled, voices quivered and shouts of "Michael!" were heard not just in the United States, but all over the world as fans, admirers and family members gathered at the Staples Centre to pay their tribute to the greatest entertainer that lived.

There were some stunning performances! Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Shaheen Jafargholi (the kid from the UK who stunned us all with his voice), Usher and Stevie Wonder. All recollecting their treasured memories of the King of Pop.

"Your daddy wasn't strange — what he had to deal with was strange.". These words by Al Sharpton to Michael's children brought everyone to their feet. I havent heard such a soul stirring speech in my entire life and I believe the same goes for most.

The height of the emotional memorial service was when 11-year-old Paris-Michael Jackson took to the stage. All she could muster was "Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine. And I just wanted to say I love him — so much." Tears rolled down the cheeks of all present at the Staples Centre, and I'm sure across the millions watching the event on tele. All of a sudden this little girl who was unknown to the world, became a symbol of the strength, the kindness and the passion of everything the great man symbolised.

Some brilliantly constructed speeches, and stunning performances formed part of a fitting tribute to a man who did his bit to make the world a world a better place, who truly tried to...heal the world.

For pictures of the Michael Jackson Memorial Service visit here: http://www.daylife.com/topic/Michael_Jackson/photos


  1. He did leave an indelible mark on the world , although he was ridden with controversy , there is no denying his talent

  2. He has now been elevated to mythical status