Michael Jackson Memorial Service was on July 8th, 2009 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, USA. I watched Michael Jackson Memorial last tuesday (about midnight until 3am). Live on my time in Indonesia. I’m really sleepy that time, but i think everybody wanna see it. So i stayed up late just to see his memorial. His memorial was magical, literally. It’s all about come together, as one. As one of his song, i quoted “We are the world.” Many of famous people attended this memorial, like Shaquille O’Neal, Queen Latifah and Kenny Ortega. Some of the performers are : Mariah Carey, Trey Lorenz, Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, and Usher. Mariah Carey messed up a little bit during her performance with Trey Lorenz and i think it’s because she tried to holding back her tears. Overall, she sang “I’ll be there” with a very good stable voice. John Mayer only played only guitar, which is really outstanding, for the very beautiful song of Michael, “Human Nature.” Jennifer Hudson sang “Will You be there”, my favorite song from the movie Free Willy. Her voice was so damn soulful! Chills really got into me when Michael Jackson voice in this song were there. Usher probably gave us the best performance of the night, singing “Gone too soon”. He touched Michael Jackson’s $25,000 casket and you can really feel it. Here’s the video:
The climax from this memorial is probably this video by Brooke Shields:
My mom actually cried when she saw this. “We are the world” and “Heal the World” performed by various artists, some of them was sung by Judith Hill. A boy whom Kenny Ortega introduced (Shaheen Jafargholi) sang “Who’s Lovin’ you”. He actually really good at singing as you can see.
At the end of the memorial his family, including her daughter, Paris Katherine Jackson, gave speeches. Paris pretty much said that Michael was the best father we can ever imagined and she love him so much.
Michael Jackson Memorial got us thinking, why can’t we be like him? When he died everybody remembered him. And why his family making the memorial service this big? when Michael Jackson can’t even pay his debt? I dont know thats a rumor or what, but i think MJ’s family can’t waste their money like that.
Some quotes that i like on the memorial slideshow:
“There’s nothing that can’t be done if we raise our voice as one.”
“They say the sky is the limit, and to me that is really true.”
Rest in Peace Michael Jackson, you knew you will always remembered by people who loves you. You are a TRUE LEGEND. May GOD bless you.
-THE KING OF POP IS GONE, BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN-