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.
According 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.