The impersonation of Michael Jackson can be a very hard job for anyone. Sergio Cortes is considered the best in a sea of Jackson impersonators, and yet, he does not have ability to sit around, relaxed with his spot at number one. Sergio has to work just as hard as Michael had to work to stay on type. Some might say that Sergio has to work even harder because he is a person that is not singing and entertaining people as himself (the way that Michael Jackson was). Sergio is imitating the style of someone else. Fans are going to call him out on the things that he is doing wrong if he doesn’t practice the routine. He knows this. That is why he works so hard.
In many instances people that see Sergio Cortes will instantly assume that he has it made. He was already born with a striking resemblance to Michael Jackson. In an interview on the Dino.com website Sergio talks about how he was approached to dress up like Michael Jackson as a teenager. He was an easy pick for an MJ impersonator because of his looks.
Many people that see him on Facebook may just assume that he has it made because people recognized him as a MJ impersonator before he recognized himself as such. Fans may think that all he has to do is put on the costumes and learn to moon walk in loafers. That isn’t even the half of it for Sergio. He has proven over the years that he has what it takes to produce a lively showing that is thoroughly entertaining. It is not easy though.
Sergio Cortes has to practice countless hours to bring the intimation of MJ into focus. He has to study the major moves like the moon walk, of course, but there are little hand gestures and movements that are combined to make the whole package. Some people just never see how much is involved until they study footage of MJ for themselves.
Michael was a perfectionist that based a lot of his stage shows on precision. The band had to come in at the right time. The fluid movements had to be synchronized, at times, with lighting and props. All of these things had to be coordinated with wardrobe changes.
People that were fans of MJ were certain that he worked hard, but people assumed that Sergio has an easier life because Michael had already laid the blueprint. It is true that Michael left the blueprint behind, but it wasn’t for any old ordinary building. Jackson left behind the blueprint for a grand cathedral of a stage show, and Sergio has to follow this with precision.
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