No matter what anyone says or thinks, I'll never change my mind that Michael Jackson is a one-and-only original. One of my weaknesses is reality television. I especially like those wanna-be-a-singing superstar shows. My fave guilty pleasure is American Idol. Anyway, from time to time a talent surfaces and people in the music industry comment on how similar the singer is to MJ. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Well, maybe. But, no one can ever top Michael.
Sure, I've heard some aspiring singers that sound somewhat like Michael Jackson. The problem is that they don't have the charisma that he had. They don't have the quirky personality. They don't have the mystery, either. They don't even come close to reaching the level of the legend that is Michael Jackson.
Think about it like this. I heard someone say that Michael Jackson was the Elvis of our time. Now, honestly, has there ever been another Elvis since he passed on? I think not. I'm not really into Elvis, but I think I can safely say that since he passed, no one has been able to compare to him. It's the same for Michael. There's no one out there that compares. And, I am convinced that there never will be anyone quite like him.
If I had to think of the most quirky, out-there mainstream singer on the market right now, I would pick Lady GaGa. Hmmm, I wonder if she will become an icon like Elvis and Michael Jackson? Only time will tell.