There are thousands of Michael Jackson impersonators, but none of them is as good as Sergio Cortes. Born is Barcelona, Spain, Cortes is a dead ringer for the king of pop. It not just the way he dresses or dances, he also physically looks like Jacko and has his mannerisms spot on. Cortes has been impersonating Michael Jackson since he was a child. Initially he was not really trying to impersonate Jackson. He simply liked the way Jackson danced and tried to copy his moves. But he looked so much like Jackson he began to draw crowds wherever he went. When a local journalist put his pictures and videos online, a star was born.
Cortes’ videos went viral almost immediately and he began to get requests to do his Michael Jackson imitations at shows. It wasn’t until he became a teenager and thousands of people begun to show up to see him dance and sing like Michael Jackson that he began to realize that he might have a future in show business. As he got older, Cortes began to refine his moves and learn to sound like Michael. His natural ability to dance like Jackson quickly separated him from the crowded field of Michael Jackson impersonators. Today at age 44 Sergio Cortes looks, sounds, and moves so much like Jackson that it’s uncanny.
The advantage that Sergio Cortes has over other Michael Jackson impersonators is that he just naturally looks like Michael. When he puts on the outfits that many associate with Jackson, it’s almost impossible to tell them apart. Cortes was captivated by Michael when he was still performing with the Jackson 5. By the time Michael began his solo career, Cortes was already a dead ringer for him. Then he began to put in hours each day refining his act and learning Michael’s mannerisms. The result is a Michael Jackson impersonator that can fool almost anyone.
Cortes has hundreds of videos online showing his unmatched skill at mimicking Michael Jackson’s dance moves and singing his songs. They’ve earned Cortes a worldwide following. His Facebook page has over 17,300 likes. When Cortes combines his dance moves with special effects, costumes, and music, he literally brings the king of pop to life on stage right before your eyes. The shows Cortes does often leave his audiences amazed. These days Cortes lives and performs in Brazil and is a local celebrity.