Toronto, Jun 25: Jermaine Jackson took to stage with Indian singer Sonu Nigam to pay a special tribute to brother Michael Jackson on his second death anniversary at the IIFA Rocks concert here.
The duo sang ‘This Is It', a song written by Sonu Nigam, in remembrance of the ‘King of Pop', who died on June 25, 2009 at age 50, just weeks before his much awaited comeback tour of the same name.
Dressed in a red sequined jacket, V-neck white shirt, black slacks and the number ‘5' displayed in red, Jermaine tried to recreate the past by singing a medley of hits including ‘Can you feel it', ‘Scream', ‘Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', ‘Stop pressuring me' before crooning to ‘This is it' with Sonu.
Jermaine ended the high octane performance amid loud cheers from the audience.
“First I want to say how much I love you/ Because I see Michael in each one of you,” the singer added. Sonu said he was teary eyed when Michael passed away two years ago and had written and composed the song in his memory.
“Little did I know that Michael would send his respected elder brother Jermaine to sing it with me. This is truly a special moment for me,” Sonu said.
The performance was part of an event-studded night of of the IIFA Rocks event, a fusion of music and fashion for charity saw Sonu singing popular qwawali numbers in rock style which had several Bollywood personalities dancing.
The fashion show saw cricketer Brett Lee, Zayed Khan, Rahul Khanna as show stoppers for Rajesh Pratap Singh, Neha Dhupia was the show stopper for the Bay while Sonakshi Sinha was the show stopper for Vikram Phadnis' ethnic collection.
The fashion show saw performances by Shankar Ehsaan Loy as models walked the ramp. PTI