High school talent shows are generally insufferable. Even when I was in high school, I found myself ditching class so I could avoid the inevitable boredom. But, I might have stuck around if this kid went to my school.
The video, which has gone viral and is trending on Facebook, starts out as a highlight reel of the talent show’s performers. The first acts are shown only for a few seconds each and consist of the kind of things you would expect from a High School talent show: dudes doing bad rap performances, girls doing competent singing performances, a break dancing group and a few bands that hopefully only sound that bad because of the recording equipment.
Then, a scrawny, tall kid takes the stage wearing Michael Jackson‘s outfit from the Billy Jean video. Now, if you asked me if I wanted to watch a high school talent show rendition of a song by the world’s most famous (alleged) child molester, I probably would have told you that I’d rather spend the night with the an undead version of the King of Pop himself at the Neverland Ranch wearing extra tight yoga pants after drinking too much “Jesus Juice.“
But this kid KILLS it. His performance is a spot on imitation of Michael Jackson’s pre-meltdown performance, moonwalk and all. Luckily, whoever edited the video for the school was smart enough to not simply show highlights of the performance like they did for the other kids, but the entire thing.
If that kid was having trouble with the ladies before, this undoubtedly helped, which is probably the first time anyone has said that about a Michael Jackson cover in over two decades.
Since it was posted yesterday, it has already been viewed more than three million times and has been liked over 13,000 times.