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Review: The Jacksons in concert in the south
12:09pm Sunday 3rd March 2013 in News
"MICHAEL would be very proud!" was the statement from a fan at the end of the concert and her words summed up the memorable evening perfectly.
There were many sceptics who said a Jacksons concert without Michael would not be the same, but Michael's absence due to his untimely death just made the show all the more poignant. Tito, Marlon, Jackie and Jermaine were greeted by a screaming Bournemouth International Centre audience, opening with the famous Can You Feel It? and Rock With You.
Jermaine gave a beautiful rendition of Gone Too Soon as images of Michael showed on a screen and members of the audience called out their love for the departed brother.
We were also treated to some early numbers such as I Want You Back, ABC and I'll Be There before the brothers paid tribute once again to Michael with some of his own hits such as Rock With You and Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, and Marlon showed that Michael was not the only Jackson who could bust a move.
Towards the end of the show, the brothers pulled a child dressed like Michael on to the stage who impressed them and the audience with some of Michael's famous moves. The love for The Jacksons was evidential with an audience who were up and dancing from the first song to the last for a talented family of performers who were born to entertain the world.