Not only did an array of stars, hit-makers, and soul singers turn out to pay homage to the King of Pop’s music this weekend, Michael Jackson’s children also made an appearance wearing some of their father’s iconic outfits. None more striking that Paris Jackson wearing a replica of the red “Thriller” jacket.
50,000 people turned out at Cardiff’s Millennium Center in Wales to hear Michael Jackson’s music as sung by his family, friends, and musicians whose lives have been impacted by his legacy.
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The stage was shaped like a giant glove, yet another symbol synonymous with Jackson. Stars ranging from Motown great Smokey Robinson to alternative rock band Alien Ant Farm came together to perform songs from Jackson’s childhood as a part of Jackson 5 to his most famous solo hits “Thriller” and “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.”
“We’re very happy to be here on this special night to honor our father,” said Jackson’s 13-year-old daughter Paris, during a brief onstage appearance with her brothers Prince, 14, and 9-year-old Michael Joseph Jr., known as Blanket. They remained onstage with their uncles and other performers for the big finale.