Spanish born Sergio Cortes is living his dream life. He has the opportunity to mimic his most favorite superstar and role model, who is Michael Jackson. According to the now famous Michael Jackson impersonator it is not only a dream come true, but it is great privilege to be able to perform for millions of fans around the world as a Michael Jackson impersonator.
Sergio Cortes’ fascination with pop artist Michael Jackson began during his childhood. Mr. Cortes credits his mother to introducing Michael Jackson to him by tuning the television to a Michael Jackson performance while he was sitting on the couch watching TV. At the the time, Michael Jackson was still singing in a band called Jackson 5. He was not performing solo yet. Yet Sergio Cortes had singled Michael Jackson out as the person he wanted to grew up to be like. Michael Jackson had been a role model for Sergio Cortes since he was a little boy going to school. He continued to be a role model for him throughout his life, and remains a role model for him even though he had sadly passed away in 2009.
The Beginning of Sergio Cortes’ Impersonation Career
Sergio Cortes’ breakthrough can also be credited in a way to Michael Jackson. Cortes began imitating Jackson after watching him sing and dance on television. Sergio began dressing like Jackson and trying to copy his dance moves. He had a difficult time at first, but eventually mastered the art of singing and dancing similar to his role model Michael Jackson.
One day when Sergio Cortes was dressed up like Michael Jackson, he was approached by representatives from magazines and TV shows. They had wanted Sergio Cortes to pose for a photography session. The photography session made Sergio Cortes famous as a Michael Jackson impersonator. After the photo shoot Sergio Cortes received several invitations around the world to perform in American Idol like music singing competitions on TV.
Performing at music competitions around the world helped kick start Sergio Cortes’ impersonation career. He gained fame, and also gained a following of Michael Jackson fans. After Michael Jackson’s death in 2009, Sergio Cortes recalls that is was very difficult for him to cope with the sudden loss of his role model. Cortes says that performing as Michael Jackson did helped him overcome the grief he felt when his idol had died.
Sergio Cortes says that people flocked to his concerts after Michael Jackson died. His reminiscence of Michael Jackson at his concerts helped millions of avid Michael Jackson fans cope with the loss of one of their favorite music artists. For more information about Sergio Cortes and his concerts you can check out his Facebook page and Twitter page.