Ciara got the moves like Jackson as she prepares to open her “Got Me Good” set with a number by the King of Pop at VH1’s Divas concert this Sunday. – Camille Augustin
It would be a treat if the “Work” singer pays tribute in the form of dance, especially following suit of her past performances of his classics ranging from “Billie Jean,” “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” and her “Heal The World” tribute at the 2009 BET Awards.
Ciara is bringing Michael Jackson to VH1 Divas! No, not hologram MJ. A little birdie told us that on Sunday, December 16 at 9PM ET/8C CiCi will be using one of his classics to kick off her “Got Me Good“ set.
Though, she’s not the first to draw inspiration from the King of Pop, we’ve seen her perform tributes to his work in concerts over the years, work the red carpet like Mike and peeped his dance moves in some of her own gravity-defying choreography (does the woman have a spine?!). So, if any Diva can ”Work“ his presence on stage, it’s Ciara. We don’t yet know which minute-long snippet I’ll be screaming, “That’s my jam!” to in six days, but here are a few theories:
Song #1: “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’”
Why It’s Likely: She got the blogosphere buzzing last summer when flexed her fancy footwork to the tune in an Angola concert. Where is Angola? I don’t know, but I wished I was there when I saw that show footage.
Song #2: “Heal The World”
Why It’s Likely: She performed it at the 2009 BET Awards shortly after Michael Jackson’s death. It’s a slow jam, but it could be an easy-build complement (and moment of rest) before the non-stop dance fest that is “Got Me Good.”
Song #3: “Billie Jean”
Why It’s Likely: This song is all about showcasing feet popping and hip twerking. And the first 30 seconds are so recognizable, too – 1983 Motown 25 performance, anyone? Nothing but good things happen from starting a set with that.
Song #4: “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”
Why It’s Likely: Another jam she’s pulled out of her concert repertoire before. It’s definitely a big crowd-pleaser. What better way to pump up a dance-theme Divas crowd?