Oct 102011

After months of controversy, the Michael Jackson tribute concert Michael Forever went on without a hitch Saturday night. Well, with only a few hitches. Jennifer Hudson and the Black Eyed Peas dropped out at the eleventh hour (one a bigger loss than the other) and a planned live stream on Facebook got nixed by the Jackson estate. Which is a shame, since we’d love to see professional footage from the event. Instead, we have some decent audience clips.

Shaky video aside, it looks like a blast. Cee Lo Green swaggers through “I Can’t Help It,” Christina Aguilera roars “Dirty Diana,” and Beyoncé dons a fro for a dance-tastic performance of “I Wanna Be Where You Are” (which she contributed through video). Watch videos of these three highlights below, with the full setlist after that.

Cee Lo Green – I Can’t Help It (Michael Jackson cover)

Christina Aguilera – Dirty Diana (Michael Jackson cover)

Beyoncé – I Wanna Be Where You Are (Michael Jackson cover)

Ne-Yo – “Billie Jean”
Ne-Yo – “The Lady In My Life”
JLS – “The Way You Make Me Feel”
JLS and the Jacksons – “Blame It on the Boogie”
The Jacksons – “Shake Your Body”
Jamie Foxx – “Rock With You”
Alien Ant Farm – “PYT”
Alien Ant Farm – “Smooth Criminal”
Leona Lewis – “I’ll Be There”
Leona Lewis – “Stranger In Moscow”
Craig David – “Human Nature”
Dance Jam live dance performance
Smokey Robinson – “She’s Out Of My Life”
Gladys Knight – “Believe In Yourself”
Beyoncé – “I Wanna Be Where You Are”
Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson – “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”
3T (and Tito Jackson) – “Why / Heartbreak Hotel”
Diversity live dance performance
La Toya Jackson – “Jam / In The Closet”
Cee Lo Green – “You Can’t Win”
Cee Lo Green – “I Can’t Help It”
Christina Aguilera – “Smile”
Christina Aguilera – “Dirty Diana”
Pixie Lott – “You Are Not Alone”
Pixie Lott – “I Want You Back”
Yolanda Adams – “Another Part of Me”
Yolanda Adams – “Earth Song”
Alexandra Burke – “Scream”
Alexandra Burke – “Who’s Lovin’ You”
Alexandra Burke, Yolanda Adams, Gladys Knight – “Gone Too Soon”
Jamie Foxx, JLS, The Jacksons – “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough”

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