Popular pop acts of the day were by Destiny’s Child, N*Sync, Usher, Myra, Whitney Houston and Shaggy graced the stage to perform some of their own hits along with some of Michael’s.
Playing to a sold-out audience, Destiny’s Child also performed “Bootylicious” and Shaggy performed “It Wasn’t Me” – two chart hits personally requested by Michael Jackson himself.
The second hour of the show is by far the best remembered, featuring the exciting reunion of Michael and his brothers Jermaine, Jackie, Randy, Marlon, and Tito for a “greatest hits” medley.
While this two-hour special was to also prepare the world for the release of Michael’s album “Invinclibe”, it also showcased the talents of the original Jackson 5 line-up as they performed such hits as “ABC” and “I Want You Back”.
The concert closed out with Michael performing his latest hit from “IInvincible”, “You Rock My World” with Chris Tucker providing a few un-choreographed dance moves for laughs.
Other highlights of the night would include the ‘unification’ of three former child stars of separate generations, Michael, Elizabeth Taylor and Macauley Culkin who sat together in the audience while enjoying the concert.
This concert showcased both Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 and was widely received by his fans and critics alike with lots of praise and admiration for the man who gave us such timeless hits as “Thriller”, “Beat It” and “Bad”.