Janet Jackson ‘to fill in bro Michael’s shoes for O2 gigs’

June 30th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 30 (ANI): If sources are to be believed, Janet Jackson will be filling in the shoes of her late brother and icon Michael in some of the O2 gigs he was supposed perform.

“Janet has been sounded out about fronting some of the shows,” The Sun quoted a source as saying.

“A number of discussions have taken place and things are looking hopeful,” the source added.

Also, the legend’s brothers may be roped in to support the Black Cat singer at the O2 gigs, an insider said: “Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon have been approached as well, with the idea that they would perform as the backing band.”

Promoters of the concert AEG Live, who are in a threat of facing huge losses after Jacko’s death, are now planning to recreate him digitally.

The source said: “A highly technical version of MJ as a silhouette performing on stage has been discussed.

“It is possible to create an impression that Michael is actually there, giving fans a place to mourn and celebrate his music.”

Meanwhile, the King Of Pop’s close pal Mark Lester has revealed that Jackson had decided to do the hectic O2 gigs so that his two kids- Prince Michael and Paris- could see him perform live on stage.

“He wanted his children to see Daddy do what Daddy does best,” he said.

He added: “They are being well looked after. It’s a very difficult time and children grieve in different ways, but they are fine.” (ANI)

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