VMAs: Janet’s Tribute to MJ
Janet raises the roof with opening VMAs performance…
Monday, September 14, 2009 - 06:30
After the lights dimmed to conclude Madonna’s emotional MJ tribute, Janet continued the Michael Jackson-themed VMAs opener with the first performance of the night.
Michael’s Thriller video played on a giant screen before a group of dancers (comprised of the world’s most famous choreographers) in a variety of MJ trademark outfits took to the stage to deliver a perfectly choreographed zombie dance along with the footage from the clip, followed by Bad and Smooth Criminal.
Then Scream (Michael’s duet with Janet) hit the big screen, and with a cloud of white fog sprouting up out of space-age honeycombs, Janet kicked through a mirror and emerged to huge roars of excitement from the likes of Alicia Keys, Beyoncé and Pink.
Wearing a black-and-white, skintight leather dress with matching pants, Janet danced her way through a routine of her and Michael's signature moves, flawlessly re-creating her late brother's steps as they were projected on the screen behind her.
Great performance; great tribute; no wardrobe malfunction. Job done!
Watch the MTV Video Music Awards tonight (September 14) at 9pm on MTV.
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