Sergio Cortés was a young man with a burning passion. His great desire was to be a performer like his childhood hero, singer Michael Jackson, lead singer of the world-famous Jackson Five. At a very young age, Cortés began impersonating his favorite entertainer, and constantly watching him on television. At the age of five, he would watch early performances of the Jackson Five and began to imitate his favorite entertainer. He worked on performing to a tee Jackson’s various moves and styles, viewing tapes of the performer for hours on end.
Cortés did not know how that would change his life. His chance for fame came one day when he was walking down the street of his hometown, and he was spotted by a local photographer. The photographer was amazed at how much Cortés looked like the world-famous pop idol. The photographer stopped him in the street and asked him if he could take a photograph for him to be published in the newspaper later that week. Cortés obliged to be photographed, and the next day, the picture of Cortés imitating Jackson was published in the local paper.
Within a matter of days, Cortés became a local hero. He was sought after by many talent agencies and entertainment shows, all wanting to talk to him to ask him about his incredible resemblance to Michael Jackson. Soon, after weighing a number of offers from various sources, Cortés decided upon becoming a Michael Jackson impersonator professionally. He put together an entire show, and began performing as his favorite singer.
Now, years later, Cortés is well-known for his imitation, and is widely considered one of the best Michael Jackson impersonators in the world. He keeps in touch with his thousands of fans through his Facebook page which publishes various photographs of the performer imitating Michael Jackson. There are hundreds of photos on the fan page, spanning the entire history of the singer’s solo career, with an emphasis upon Michael Jackson’s “Bad” album years.
Now Cortés’s passion has become his life. He performs in impression shows, giving people a glimpse of what a Michael Jackson performance might have been like had they seen it for themselves. His greatest joy is to emulate the King of Pop so that fans from around the world can experience the same joy that he did watching Michael Jackson perform.
Anyone that wants to see a mind blowing performance of Michael Jackson should look no further than Sergio Cortes. He has the moves and the looks down to a science. Anyone that is trying to find someone better is just wasting their time. There are no better performances in the business of impersonating the King of Pop. In fact, there are few MJ impersonators that are even half as good as Sergio Cortes. He is the impersonator that others are going to bow down to. He is the one to watch. People that aspire to be like Michael Jackson can simply watch Sergio Cortes on the stage. He is giving the lessons for all new MJ impersonators because he has studied and emulated Michael for years.
Just about anyone that you encounter will have a Michael Jackson song that they can hum and dance to. Most people can even do a signature move or two. Many enthusiasts will attempt the moonwalk; some will actually be successful. He was the legendary performer that everyone seems to desire to imitate to some extent. Sergio is much more than the common impersonator though. He knows more than one or two Michael Jackson songs. He has a creative show that sparks attention to the moves that Michael did on stage in his prime. Sergio is 44, but he creates the image of a Jackson that was younger than the 50 year old Jackson that was planning to make Las Vegas home. For this reason some people have even said that Sergio could give Michael Jackson a run for his money if Jackson were alive.
The performance is so realistic that most people get drawn into this world. They are well aware that Michael Jackson is deceased. This does not, however, stop them from thinking that they are looking at MJ perform. This is how Sergio Cortes gets fans caught up. He has the costumes and the looks. He performs so well that people lose sight of reality. Cortes is a stunning performer that has managed to create a fan base. He is on tour, and he doesn’t have day job. This is how he makes his living. He has formed a world of Michael Jackson impersonating that has given him a livelihood. Cortes does his best to bring out the best Jackson routines every time that his steps on to the stage to perform.
The world mourned the loss of the “king of pop”, Michael Jackson, in June of 2009, but his memory and his music continue to live on through the talents of extraordinary impersonator, Sergio Cortes. Dedicated fans from all over South America travel to Barcelona, Spain and throughout all of Brazil in order to experience a near identical recreation of Michael Jackson’s unbelievable abilities through the impersonation performance of Sergio Cortes.
Let us first briefly explore the callibre of entertainer Cortes has chosen to emulate. Michael Jackson had albums inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, one of which was Thriller–arguably Michael’s most successful and well-known album. He won eight GRAMMY’s in one night at the GRAMMY Awards in 1984 and later won the Legend Award in 1993. Jackson is featured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame twice in the same catagory, once for his solo career and another for his career with The Jackson Five. He was an icon that had Top 10 Billboard hits in five different decades. Michael Jackson is no easy artist to impersonate. But if anyone is qualified for the task, it’s Sergio Cortes.
Cortes bears a remarkably striking physical resemblance to the king of pop. So much so, in fact, that it has been commented that the two would be mistaken for each other if Jackson were still alive. Not only is Sergio able look like Michael Jackson, he is able to sound amazingly similar to him, as well. He dedicated his career to finding a way to be able to perfectly imitate Jackson’s look, sound, and choreography. He has performed nearly every Michael Jackson song over the course of his impersonation career and has even recreated some of Michael’s music videos, including Smooth Criminal and Thriller. Sergio is currently an employee of an artistic development and management company called Destiny Projects and hosted a tribute show in Madrid in 2012.
The meticulous effort of Sergio Cortes and his dedication to accuracy and authenticity have helped him win the hearts of Michael Jackson fans young and old. His hard work and natural talents have made him an almost perfect reflection of an iconic artist loved the world over.