When Sergio Cortes goes out on the stage with “Billie Jean” the crowd goes wild. On R7.com Sergio has stated that he has been impersonating MJ long before he made the crowds scream for his spot-on impersonations.
It all started when he was a teenager. He would put a lot of time into this because it looked so much like Michael Jackson. It was very easy to see how someone would have asked him to dress up like Michael Jackson. He was a good sport about it, and he did this to make some extra money. This type of dressing up as Michael Jackson at an early age would give Cortes an idea. He would discover that this would be something that he could to and make a living from it. He didn’t discover this idea right away though. It took a little time. Many people that have been able to see him perform live will say that it is a life-changing experience. He presents his show with such a way that it gives all of the people that are fans of MJ a chance to experience what they may have missed when Jackson performed live. It gives people the chance to appreciate his music much more once they see Sergio perform.
What Sergio represents is a new breed of impersonators that are taking this line of work much more seriously. He has become someone that is able to make a living doing this, and there are going to be a lot of other impersonators coming to the stage in this way. People that are trusted with the task of impersonating an artist have the fans to answer to. They have to make sure that they are doing something that the fans are going to be pleased with. This may be the most frightening part of performing on the stage as MJ, but Sergio is a real professional.
Sergio Cortes had his own dreams to write songs and sing. It is was something that he was passionate about, but he never made it on his own as a singer. It would be the voice of his mother that would come back to him to remind him that he worked hard like Michael Jackson. She would be the voice – coupled with his experience as a teenager MJ impersonator – that would open the door to a performance concept that was unlike anything that was being done. Sergio Cortes would become the impersonator that brought the live band. He would be the guy that had a ton of backup dancers.
The Internet gives Sergio Cortes a much bigger audience. People that have never heard of him before can check him out online.
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