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Michael Jackson’s Kids Appear on 'The X Factor'

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By Brent Woodie, Christian Post Contributor
December 1, 2011|2:00 pm

In a tribute to Michael Jackson, Simon Cowell’s television show, “The X Factor,” featured the seven remaining contestants performing some of the pop legend’s greatest hits.

To add to the event, Michael Jackson’s kids Prince, Paris and Blanket, as well as mother Katherine Jackson attended.

Uncle’s Tito, Marlon and Jackie helped introduce Jackson’s kids to the cheering audience.

When host Steve Jones asked Paris if she enjoyed the night’s spectacle she responded, “Yes, I love this show very much.”

The X Factor frontrunner Melanie Amaro told Us Weekly she felt added pressure performing for the late singer's family and hopes she did them proud.

"It was really something to be able to [sing for the family]," said Amaro backstage after Wednesday's show.

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Katherine Jackson gave her approval for the performances.

“I am very happy to be here,” she said. “I don’t miss an episode of this show. I’m so happy to be here because I get to see it in person.”

Amaro, along with performers Astro, Drew, Chris Rene, Rachel Crow, Josh Krajcik and Marcus Canty, will learn if their tribute performances were enough to save them from a double elimination on Thursday's show.

“The X Factor” will not be the only show honoring The King of Pop. Jackson's kids will also get to see their father’s music, moves and imagination live again in Cirque du Soleil's new show "The Immortal World Tour" opening in Las Vegas on Saturday.

When asked about the “Immortal” show, Prince told Jones: “We’re very excited to be there. It’s in Vegas, which is a good city. They have he Cirque shows all there with the permanent stages. We saw [the show] in Montréal and it was a very well performed show out there. So we’re ready for it in Vegas”

 

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