New Edition kicked off what is sure to be a night full of homages to the King of Pop with a performance of Jackson 5 classics.
While no one can certainly jig and croon like MJ, the 80s answer to the 70s classic group did a great job capturing the spirit of the Jackson family without any of Joe’s beatdowns. Somewhere I hope my namesake (no really it was between Mike and Randy) is smiling as much as the crowd did.
In addition to having an incredible voice, killer choreography, and impressive array of wigs (I mean that in a good way, I swear), Michael Jackson had a great sense of humor.
To that end, I’m sure he’s looking down smiling and shamoning at Jamie Foxx’s opening monologue at the BET Awards.
Let’s hope Michael’s spirit continues to shine through this year’s award show.