Clark State Performing Arts Center, Kuss Auditorium, Springfield OH
When this “MJ LIVE: Michael Jackson Tribute Concert” event first popped up in my Facebook timeline, I was definitely interested! Mainly because I LOVE MICHAEL JACKSON! I was also a bit skeptical, (I must admit) and for the same reason! As much as I love MJ, I was not wanting a half attempt at someone ‘being him’, just because. In reading about Jalles Franca as MJ The Legend, I found out he has one of the hottest Las Vegas shows, so I had to buy a ticket since he came all the way to Ohio! 🙂
As soon as he stepped out…it was like seeing the King of Pop himself. There were times and certain angles I would swear it was Michael Jackson! Jalles is just THAT good! He has mastered the King of Pop’s mannerisms, dance moves and charisma as he was very engaging with the audience. He is a great performer, he embodies Michael! He doesn’t even lip-sync to the music, he actual sings and sounds believably close! His band and dancers were very good as well!
During the show, he brought kids up on stage (most were dressed as Michael) for a ‘dance contest’ showing their best MJ moves. They ALL won which was really sweet to watch. I’ve seen one other MJ Tribute act before and it was good. But Jalles France as MJ the Legend was incredible! I’m so glad I decided to attend! While NO ONE can replace Michael Jackson, Jalles is close for me to get lost in capturing that spirit.
Now I must get to Las Vegas to catch him again there and hope he comes back to my area again! If you are a Michael Jackson fan, this is a must-see show! I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Setlist Included: “Dangerous” “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ ” “Another Part Of Me” “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” “Dirty Diana” “She’s Out Of My Life” “Human Nature” Jackson 5 Medley: “I Want You Back” “ABC” “Stop The Love You Save” “I’ll Be There” “Jam” “Smooth Criminal” “Thriller” “Beat It” “Man In The Mirror” “Black or White” “Billie Jean” “Shake Your Body Down To The Ground”