Sparkle of 300,000 crystals in Jackson’s shows

June 24th, 2009 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Michael Jackson London, June 24 (IANS) Pop legend Michael Jackson is using 300,000 Swarovski crystals to light up his sets and costumes in his comeback shows.
The “Thriller” singer, whose 50-night “This Is It” residency at London’s O2 arena begins next month, will have over 1 million pounds worth of gems in 53 shapes, 40 sizes and 27 colours added onto his costumes and the stage to dazzle fans, reports

“As the King of Pop it is only natural for him to be crowned in crystal,” said Nadja Swarovski, vice president of Swarovski Crystal Business.

Choreographer Kenny Ortega, who is working with the 50-year-old star to put together the shows, said the partnership with the jewellery firm had “inspired our fashion and scenic elements to a new state of the art”.

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