Dubai music lovers get ready to experience Michael Jackson like never before
Kenny Wizz, best known for the impersonation of the much missed King of Pop Michael Jackson will perform the Michael Jackson History II Tour, launched four years ago at Dubai’s Madinat Theatre, according to The National.
Wizz has performed as the iconic Jack in over 20,000 shows as part of his 11 year contract with Las Vegas's Riviera Hotel and Casino. The popular impersonator has had the privilege of performing alongside members of the Jackson family.
The National reported Wizz comments during a stopover in Johannesburg.
“This is a concert setting. It’s especially for fans who did not get a chance to see Michael perform live. It’s collective entertainment and excitement, I’ll be performing many of Michael’s hits including Smooth Criminal, Bad, Beat It and Billie Jean, with the recognizable outfits he performed those songs in. He was truly one of a kind and in his own class.” he said.
The set will comprise of 22 songs accompanied by six dancers and band members, the total production crew is made up of 25 experienced workers who handle over 1,000 light effects and approximately a dozen costume changes.
It takes 3 hours for Wizz to transform himself into Michael Jackson with two 2 hours being spent in make-up and an added 20 minutes of vocal training as the whole show is performed live. Wizz believes that this is what distinguishes him for other Michael Jackson impersonators.
“In between songs, I have about 10 to 15 seconds to change, so it’s really not that easy, there's a science behind it, I’m a performance actor, so I constantly practice and train. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication.” Wizz said.
He further explained that seeing Jackson live a few times helped him channel the iconic performer into his own performances.
“Michael always gave more than 100 per cent performing each and every song, you never see him slack off, Every song I do in the performance has a different emotion attached to it because that's the way the songs were written.” Wizz added.
Hardcore Jackson fans who often attend the performance dress in MJ inspired outfits, Wizz urged fans in Dubai who are going to watch the show to feel free to do the same and enjoy the experience.
“His music carried so many different generations right from the 1960s, and that says a lot about the huge impact he has. We love it when people come dressed up and we love having people who are real fans of Michael and of his music,” Wizz said.
Fans of the show will be able to meet Kenny Wizz after the performance.
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