Turlock high schooler nails Michael Jackson ‘Billie Jean’ dance at talent show (Video)

Michael Jackson’s singing, dancing and performing style has often been mimicked, but few have replicated it as well as one particular high schooler did last week.

At the Pitman High School (Turlock, Calif.) annual Talent Rally last week, junior Brett Nichols danced to Michael Jackson’s hit song “Billie Jean,” and his performance was so incredible and so spot-on that it has gone viral.

Brett Nichols Michael JacksonAccording to the Turlock City News, the video was posted on the high school’s Facebook page, which is where one of the school’s alumnae saw it. That person shared it on social sharing site Reddit, which is where it went viral. Since then, it’s been featured on websites, TV shows and made the home page of Yahoo!

“I always wanted to be famous, I just didn’t know it would take off in this direction. I didn’t wake up thinking today would be like this,” Nichols told the Turlock Journal.

Nichols, who also plays water polo, told the Turlock Journal he has been working on the dance for nine years. He did it back at a sixth grade talent show and learned then that the Moonwalk sells it. He’s absolutely right.

“Michael Jackson is the king of music. No one in pop culture today or ever can compare to him. He is the quintessential person of music. Ever since I saw him, I’ve been a big fan and he has been sort of like a role model to me,” said Nichols.

I guess this means Colin Kaepernick can step aside, because Nichols might be Pitman’s most famous student now. I also seriously cannot stop watching this video. He is that good. And I’m surprised he had time to fit in the interviews with all the girls who must be throwing themselves at him.

Kevin Prince Boateng Breaks Out Michael Jackson Dance (Video)

Over the last month or so, it has become pretty clear that Michael Jackson is an important figure in the world of professional soccer. Why? I really couldn’t tell you. First, we showed you this strange statue that was unveiled outside Fulham FC’s College Stadium, apparently because Fulman’s owner was friends with the King of Pop.  It didn’t stop there. When AC Milan won the Italian soccer title on Saturday, M.J. made his way into their celebration in a big way.  Check out the Kevin Prince Boateng Michael Jackson dance video, courtesy of Deadspin:

Does it make sense? Not really. Is it a tremendous Michael Jackson impersonation? I don’t think you can really argue that it isn’t. That moonwalk is pretty legit. Props to Boateng (I guess?).

Michael Jackson Statue Unveiled Outside Fulham’s Craven Cottage Stadium

If you’re wondering what singer/dancer/entertainer/child molester Michael Jackson has to do with Fulham Football Club soccer, you’re not alone. We’re wondering the same thing. Anyway, a statue of the King of Pop was unveiled outside of Fulham’s Craven Cottage Stadium Sunday prior to the team’s match against Blackpool:

The story behind the statue is that Fulham owner Al Fayed was friendly with Jackson and commissioned the statue to be made for placement inside Harrods, a department store owned by Fayed. But Fayed sold the store and needed to make alternate plans for the statue, so he decided to place it outside his soccer stadium. As for the lack of ties between Jackson and soccer, Fayed said “Football fans love it. If some stupid fans don’t understand and appreciate such a gift, they can go to hell.” Amen brother.

I just hope this doesn’t launch a disturbing trend of celeb fans getting recognition outside arenas. I’m not sure I’d be able to handle a bronzed Bieber in front of Staples Center. Anyway, here are more Michael Jackson statue pictures to peruse.