Creatively speaking not many people can even come close to impersonating Michael Jackson. Just looking like a late star is not nearly enough to make fans remember all the great performances they witnessed. When it comes to Michael Jackson that would be really hard to do, but it seems like Sergio Cortes has done it.
Sergio Cortes born in Barcelona Spain and living in Brazil is the one and only greatest Michael Jackson impersonator ever seen or heard of before. Extremely talented and energetic, his video performances prove how he has captured the full essence of the best entertainer of all time. Growing up Cortes would love to see Michael Jackson on tv and imitate all his moves for hours at a time. When he became a teenager he noticed how much he resembles the “King Of Pop”. By the time the ‘Bad’ album came out is when Sergio starting practicing hard. He began to train seriously to become the worlds best Michael Jackson impersonator.
He started dressing, walking, and even singing like Michael Jackson. As time went by his impersonation became so amazing that he began drawing fans all through Brazil. And now he has followers all over the world loving everything he does. He looks just like Michael without any plastic surgery and has perfected all MJs moves. Being a huge fan of the legend is what makes Cortes strive to be the greatest at what he does.
His voice is identical to the “King Of Pop”. Hearing Sergio for the first time I was floored because I did not think anyone could ever sound so much like Michael Jackson. He sang ‘Smile’ and it was like MJ all over again beautifully done Cortes. One can quickly see how much time and dedication he puts into his work. All that hard work has paid off and now he has a successful career. His graceful demeanor and loving attitude make him adored by fans.
Sergio has so many videos that can be watched on YouTube that bring the Michael Jackson experience alive again. He delivers spectacular performances and reaches all the famous Jackson high notes too. People are longing to get a peek of a Cortes in concert because he is now traveling all around the world to present his gift of imitating the Michael Jackson. He routinely talks with his admirers by means of his facebook and enjoys hearing about the joy his performances give them.
While it’s hard to fully duplicate the movements and style of Michael Jackson (MJ), there are some great impersonators that have done their homework, and are more than capable of capturing his essence. Sergio Cortes is more than a copycat that’s spent countless hours studying MJ. He takes his role seriously as someone who loves Michael Jackson’s work and wants to really pay tribute to MJ’s level of artistry. There are many reasons why people view Cortes as the most prolific Michael Jackson impersonator.
MJ has an undeniable vocal range and passion in his voice that’s hard to match. Cortes has found a great balance to hit MJ’s high notes with perfect pitch control. It’s hard to reach that octave range without peaking in the vocal tone. When he steps on a stage, he uses all of those elements in each one of MJ’s songs. He really channels the “King of Pop”by bringing that energy into his singing and having a persona to complement the voice. Of course, MJ had a great voice, but that’s only one aspect that made him special. People believed in what he had to say because there was a desire and hunger in the voice and message behind the lyrics.
From the spins, the backslide (moonwalk), and isolations in his body, Cortes takes impersonating to another level. It’s impossible for most people to even grasp the concept of a moonwalk let alone do it nearly as perfect as MJ. He makes everything look seamless with his popping ability, rhythm, and flow. Although, MJ had tons of influence from James Brown to Fred Astaire, he put a unique twist those movements to make his own signature style.
MJ was a fashion icon in his own right. Cortes has the face, the long hair, the hat, the gloves, the sequinned socks, and the patent leather shoes down to a science. All of these elements made MJ standout against every other performer. He’s not an impersonator, but a second coming of MJ. Character is something that’s inate, and he embodies the spirit of MJ, which is something you can’t teach no matter how many performances you study. His performances on YouTube just adds to the mystique that put MJ in a different lane.
There will never be another Michael Jackson, but Serio Cortes has done him justice with his great impersonation. He serves as a solid supporter to keep the legacy of MJ alive.