Lionel Richie to Jacko: Focus on singing, not dancing

March 30th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Michael Jackson London, Mar 30 (ANI): Oscar winner Lionel Richie has advised King of Pop Michael Jackson to focus more on singing rather than dancing during his comeback tour.

The 59-year-old popstar insists that dancing will be harder on Jackson as he’s 50 years old now, and has therefore urged him to concentrate more on his vocals.

Jacko is said to have been spending hours rehearsing his signature dance moves ahead of the 50-date ‘This Is It’ tour.

“He’s not that 25-year-old or 30-year-old anymore so he will have to discover some things about himself that he didn’t quite want to face up to I’m sure, but what he does have is a mound of hit records,” the Daily Express quoted Richie as saying.

“He has to just get it in his head that we (as performers) are on that stage because people want to see us singing those songs.

“Whether you moonwalk or skywalk or float in from the back of the stage, that’s all extra added attractions, but the most important thing is to pick up the microphone and sing Thriller, that’s all that matters,” he added. (ANI)

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