It has been years since the passing of Michael Jackson, a death that shocked and saddened the world. Not since the tragic passing of Princess Diana had the world expressed such a unified sadness at losing a person. Michael Jackson touched the hearts and lives of many, and continues to do so in unexpected ways.
Celebrity impersonators are perhaps looked at as a novelty however they create a much needed security blanket in times of loss. The world’s best Michael Jackson impersonator, Sergio Cortes, knows the joy and comfort he brings to fans of the King of Pop. For Cortes the loss of Michael Jackson meant no longer following in his footsteps but carrying his memory and persona on.
Sergio Cortes got his start as a Michael Jackson impersonator in his teens after dressing like Michael for photos, but his admiration of the singer started long before that. As a child watching the Jackson 5, Sergio’s mother commented how alike they looked; he favored the singer even more as he grew and developed a passion for the singer’s music and performance, leading him to begin grooming himself in the manner of the artist and perfecting dance moves and performance styles by the time he was a teen. His natural talent, strikingly similar looks and hard work has truly paid off and now that Michael Jackson has passed on his career is even more important.
With a keen sense of who the artist was and a passionate love for keeping him alive in spirit, Cortes continues to perform in venues across the world. Italy is the site of his latest tour, Human Nature Live, which is a live tribute to the late Michael Jackson that he performs some of the most famous hits. There is no greater happiness than keeping the spirit of Michael Jackson alive for Sergio Cortes.
Over 16,000 fans follow Sergio Cortes on Facebook and Twitter; the performer acknowledges the importance of internet and social media in today’s world and encourages his fans to check in on where he is, what he is doing and to join him in celebrating all that Michael Jackson brought to the world. To see more about this artist visit his Facebook page and Twitter account, or be amazed at the uncanny likeness as you watch his performances on YouTube.