Michael Jackson: Farewells from around the world


So many emotions this Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Thousands of fans of the greatest artist of all time came from all over the world to pay their last respects.
Nearly 2 million people hoped to obtain one of the 17,500 tickets available for the occasion. Hundreds of millions followed him on TV. The ceremony, broadcast live by all TVs around the world, began with the reading of a message of condolence from Nelson Mandela by Smokey Robinson. The same one who wrote the song “i’ll be there” masterfully performed by Michael Jackson. The latter then continued by reading a message from Diana Ross, great friend of the singer, who expressed all her pain and her support for the grieving family and the millions of fans of the maestro.
The procession of tributes could finally begin sometimes through a musical interpretation sometimes by the story of facts of life of the illustrious deceased with friends. Thus, they succeeded each other on the podium according to the following chronogram:

8:00 p.m.: Singer Mariah Carey performs the song “I’ll be there”.

8:30 p.m.: Actress and singer Queen Latifah reads a poem by Maya Angelou, a black American author, and singer Lionel Richie takes the stage to sing “Jesus is Love”.

8:45 p.m.: Stevie Wonder, who had sung a duet with MJ, performs an original creation at the Staples Center.

9:00 p.m.:After Brooke Shields, who related her memories with MJ, it is the turn of her brother Jermaine, the second singer of the Jackson Five behind Michael, to interpret a song. It is “Smile”, by Charlie Chaplin, which was the favorite song of the “King of Pop”.

9:30 p.m.: Republican elected official Sheila Jackson Lee speaks at the Staples Center and proposes to pass a resolution in Congress making Michael Jackson a “musical legend”.

9.45pm: Pastor Al Sharpton addresses Michael Jackson’s three children: ‘I want his three children to know: there was nothing weird about your dad. Your dad had to manage weird things but he managed them, ”says the civil rights activist to the children of the star sitting in the front row.

9:55 p.m.:Usher on the verge of tears ends his singing tour in the arms of Michael Jackson’s mother, creating a strong emotion in the room. He will be followed by the British prodigy Shaheen Jafargholi who played his part successfully.

10:00 p.m.: ultimate musical tribute to the King of Pop through a “we are the world” performed by a myriad of artists. A symphony mixing young and old for a final tribute to the legend of contemporary music.

10:10 p.m .: “Dad was the best father,” says Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris, in tears. The coffin can then leave the room carried by his family. The Staples Center tribute ceremony is coming to an end, the participants are gradually leaving the room.

Farewell the artist, your work will be eternal and you will survive in the hearts of the whole world forever. May GOD watch over you where you will be from now on.

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