The crowded venue in Sao Paulo Brasil goes wild as another show from MJ the “King of Pop” has come to its successful end. Wait, the “King of Pop”? Correct, but its not exactly what you may be thinking. Sergio Cortes or “Sergio Jackson” when he is performing on stage, is considered probably the best Michael Jackson impersonator of all time. Consider him, the “King of Impersonators” with an already enormous popularity in South America.
When it comes to impersonators you have the people that look the part and can maybe dance the part. Then there’s Sergio who can look dance and even sing the part close to perfection. That alone is an amazing feat. Micheal is not considered the king of pop for no reason, but what makes this even more amazing is Sergio’s origin. Spanish born, Sergio has transcended borders in order to channel in the late great king in order to entertain people who normally never would have been able to experience Michael.
Back in Barcelona Sergio had always been a fan of Michael Jackson but nothing more. That was until a reporter approached him on the street with a proposition, “You change your appearance to look like Michael and I’ll write an article on you”. Sergio found the proposition to be interesting and the article was published. Not long after, Sergio was approached by a Swiss company promoting their new Michael Jackson perfume and Sergio was off to the races.
That was until the real Michael had passed away back in 2009. According to Sergio, he felt so close to Michael that when he passed he could feel it pain him to his very soul. Immediately, he cut his hair and took a sabbatical from impersonating his idol. That is until 2012, when he popped on his black shiny loafers and stretched into that white glove in order to head out on to the stage again to satisfy his fellow fans.
Today Sergio is now famous for his impersonations he carried out all through Brasil.
He now resides in his home of Barcelona, Spain but if we’re lucky hopefully Michael fans will get to experience him all over the world.