|Spring Party (1998-05-07)
first performance ever as an impersonator was at a
school.. they had this spring-party and me and my
friends and backupdancers Fia and Janet were up as
a suprise performance at the very end of the show.
I was so nervous I thought that I'd get sick but fortunately
that never happened
It all went very good and it was appreciated by the
|Michael Jackson Day (1998-05-15)
second performance occured at an MJ-fans day in Stockholm,
Sweden. This was to be the happiest day ever! See
a reporter from the King! magazine were there to cover
the event! I remember that they had a great stage
there and also arranged with spotlights! It was the
greatest feeling when I took the first step forward
in the Dangerous routine and found that flashing from
cameras from everywhere it seemed.. it was all weird..hehe.
:O) The reporter, who's name is Paul Brangwyn by the
way, also got a picture of me and he also wrote an
article to accompany the photograph with.
third time I was up for a performance was the day
after the MJ-day actually, I had taken a dance-course
for 30p and my "exam" was to perform for
about 300 people on the greatest stage I had ever
been on so far! We had effects like fog, blue spotligths
at the "get the point, good, let's dance!"
line. This was the the absolutely best response we
had ever gotten from any audience, when the last dance
move was made the applause and whissels was so hard
I felt a vague airbreeze sweeping over my face!!
|Christmas Party (1998-12-18)
My fourth performance occured 7 months later. This
time it was for a the teachers at the same school
as for my first performance. This was also a surprise
performance, so they turned down the lights while
we ran out on stage and got positioned. I was very
nervous this time too, for one because it had been
7 months since the last time I had performed and second
because I now was to do one performance by myself
without my backup dancers! The Dangerous routine went
fine anyway so we all got out from the stage while
they changed CD's and I changed my outfit.
I was to perform a mix that I had done by myself
now! It started off with Smooth Criminal a cappella
and then entered into the Dangerous version from the
HIStory tour, I had it end right after "you know
you want me".. and faded up a remix version of
Billie Jean.. right at this point, the audience started
to clap their hands!! It was just unbelivable!! The
remix version of Billie Jean ended with "sorry
wrong beat " and I took the position for the
"real" Billie Jean beat instead! After Billie
Jean I had mixed in a verse from Don't stop til' you
get enough and that was also the song that ended the
whole mix! I got huge applause and whissels after
that one! And they never seemed to end either.. they
even continued after I had gotten down from stage!
|Street Dancing (1999-06-05)
fifth performance was something that just came to
me as an idea and I decided that I wanted to try and
go through with it! I wanted to stand as a streetdancer
at a market in a town nearby. So with many phonecalls
and lots and lots of help from great friends (Big
thank-you to Janet and Sara!!) I was able to go through
with it. Once again 6 months had passed since my last
performance so I was once again very very nervous.
I was once again to perform all alone without my backup
dancers so that added to it ofcourse. The lineup of
songs was: Scream Medley, Stranger in Moscow, Smooth
Criminal, Billie Jean and Dangerous.
My plan was to have childhood and tabloid junkie
as songs to play while I was changing outifts.. but
we could never play them all through because the crowd
around me stood there and waited for me to begin with
the next danceroutine! That was stressing but at the
same time it was cool, cuz I really thought they would
leave when they noticed that I was done..but they
stood there to check if something more was coming
up. When I was done with the Dangerous routine and
people noticed that I now was done two girls with
big MJ T-shirts came up to me and they said that they
really wanted me to do something more! That was pretty
unbelivable I think, I felt really honored, so if
you two girls ever read this thank-you very much for
making me feel special! So I ended up performing Man
In The Mirror too before I called it a day!
|Talent Show (1999-08-14)
sixth performance was pretty awful actually... but
I'm glad that I made it through anyway. Do you wanna
know what I'm talking about? Okay! :) hehe.. ok this
is the story: A nation wide talent show was announced
on the radio (Rix FM) here in Sweden. The first price
was a trip for two to The Big Apple! So I thought,
why not give it a try eh? What do I have to lose?
So I sent in the Dangerous routine from my streedancing
performance and just waited for some time. Because
it was a competition that went across the whole country
there was to be local competitions first, but I was
never selected to do any of that... then it was said
that it should be one competition on Friday, and the
finalist from that one should be in the BIG final
on Saturday. But at my birthday(of all days?!) an
e-mail arrived in my mailbox stating that I was very
welcom to Stockholm in August during the Watefestival
to attend the final! In one way I thought that I had
won already, since I was chosen to perform in the
final in a nationwide talent show!
Well the day with capital D arrived, I had gone worrying
about this event for well... 2 weeks straight to be
honest.. I'm not going into more details but many
things made it all very uncomfortable for me and I
don't think that I did a good performance either...
this was my really first downfall with my impressioning
of Michael.. but sometime has to be the first right?
I bet you all have understood by now that I didn't
The seventh performance occured on the 11th of February. This was a performance that really needed to go well for me since my last memory of being on stage was pretty awful. I had been asked by some ppl in our village to come down and do a suprise performance on a party that was to be held. The people attending it was only supposed to be women of all ages (mainly those above 40 though).. but I had doubts that they would think that a performance in Michael Jackson style woulds suit them. I was to be proven wrong, VERY WRONG! Anyway, after a conversation with my dad I finally decided to go through with it, he said to that I should take it as training on being on stage again and he really thought that they would enjoy it. So I started to pick out some songs that I hoped would fit the occation. I started off with a mix that was supposed to be introduced on new years eve but I got the flu in time for the millennium shift so I spent new years eve in bed.. but that's another story. Anyway I thought this would be something to warm them up a little.
I finally ended up with this tracklisting: Off The Wall medley, Human Nature - Stranger in Moscow Mix, Jackson 5 Medley, The New Dangerous version, Black or White and Heal The World. In total it was 8 songs and I performed for about 40 minutes or so.
So, the big moment was here, I stood on stage and people started to fill up the room, take a chair and sat down. I was very nervous, and it got worse to see them come in to the room and start to stare at me.. cuz they had NO idea what was up! But once I started up with the millennium mix it felt better, and after 5 minutes all my nervousness was gone and that was very much thankx to the audience that I had. They really seemed to enjoy my performance and showed it to me in the most generous way, I loved it!! It had never felt so great to be on stage as it did that night!
Above all I also got my first money ever for doing a dance performance! It was great! I want to send out a big THANK-YOU to everyone who was there that night and showed me that being on stage really can be a great thing!
|Amusement Park (2000-08-19)
8th performance was something that was developed through
a request from me about being a streetdancer at an
AmusementPark nearby. I was on my holidays just doing
nothing and wanted to activate myself a bit aswell
as get some training of standing in front of a crowd.
So I sent an e-mail to the manager of the park, telling
him about myself and what my show was about. I also
told him about my videoclip on the net that he could
check out if he wanted.
Before I knew it he had replied to my e-mail asking
me if I would like to do 30 minute long show on their
stage the day the park celebrated 100 years!
Of course I said yes! I was very honoured to have
been given space to enter their stage and to get 30
minutes all for me! Unfortunatly the arrangements
with the sound and amplifiers was not good, and all
of you who works with music sure knows what difference
a good sound system does to a show! So my performance
did not turn out as well as I had wanted at all actually.
No crowd at all came to see what was going on on stage.
I felt pretty lonely but I completed my show as I
|New Years Eve (2000-12-31)
This performance came about because of an earlier
event that I did - the Village party. If you've read
about that one you remember that, that event went
GREAT - I had a great time and the crowd seemed to
have a great time aswell! So of course I said yes
when they called and asked if I could do a performance
for New Years Eve. It was to take place in the same
meeting place as last time, and since this event was
for more people then last time I decided to add something
extra to start off with just to get them going. That
extra became a collection with hits from the 50s and
60s, in total it was 18 minutes long and boy did it
ever turn out great! It ended with me observing how
the audience started to clap along to the beat of
the music and that felt GREAT!
When that was done it was time for me to start off
with my Michael impersonating. Since the last song
had ended with a "big bang" - in a very
uptempo kind of way, I choose to go out with a real
slow song as my opening Michael number - Gone Too
I then continued with Smooth Criminal, J5 medley
and ended the show with Black or White in which I
also got spontaneous hand claps to in the middle of
the song! So this was once again a great experience
for me cuz of the giving audience and I enjoyed every
minute of it!
This performance came about because of my performance I did on New Years Eve. A man by the name Janne was there and watched me perform. And every year he holds a party for people that stays at a camping nearby his restaurant, and in April he gave me a call and asked if I would like to perform on his party. I was very honored that he asked me, so of course I said yes =)
I had been working on a program which I could perform with for some time, besides Michael I find it amusing to play around a bit with some music from the 50s and 60s or sometimes music from other genres aswell. So for this occation I choose to start out with a 18 minute long medley of songs from the 50s and 60s. Let's just say it was very appreciated.. ;)
After that "warm-up" I performed Dangerous, Black or White and Heal The World. It was very nice to see how the people responded to Michael's music, they even started to light their lighters and bring them up in the air just like on Michael's concerts .. it was all a very very nice feeling to perform that night. The best thing of it all was that I wasn't all this extremely nervous this time!
I must say the audience was absolutely fantastic, I heard later that people had been approaching Janne and complimented me afterwards aswell, hearing that made me very happy :o)
Not many days after I had done my performance for the campers, I got a call from this man that owns a supermarket, his name is Lars-Bertil. Janne and Lars-Bertil knew one another and obviously they had been talking with each other and now I was approached by him to perform on this party that he was arranging for the 'shoppers' that came to his store on a regular basis.
Having had very good experiences from my last performance I agreed to perform. Since the supermarket is situated in the village in which I was brought up there were going to be lots of people attending this party which I knew and who knew me. Because of that I got a bit nervous of the thought of performing for them. Lars-Bertil's plan was to offer them dinner, and because he had some many "regulars", around 500, he had to divide them into two groups. The first group was older people and the next group was those who were 'out and about' a bit more. So I ended up performing twice that night. Because of not having so much time available and space for me to move on either for that matter I only did my 'old medley' for the first group and for the second group I did the 'old medley' again and Black or White.
I wouldn't say this was a bad performance or anything but it wasn't as successful as for the campers :)
|Michael Jackson Day (2001-10-30)
Michael Jackson day arranged in Stockholm was to be
my 12th time performing in front of an audience. When
I think back I've now started to get some sort of
experience in being on a stage in front of a crowd.
I was nervous for this occasion aswell but it wasn't
more then I could handle :) What was pretty cool I
think was that Shalita ( the girl arranging the MJ
Day) had put me as the main event of the day. I had
gotten 30 minutes all for myself to do something on.
When I found this out I started get ideas almost right
away, I ended up with doing a miniconcert which had
a beginning a middle and an end. Just like Michael
builds up his shortfilms ... :)
The day began at 15.00 but I had started out early
from home and arrived there at around 10 o'clock.
Almost right away I had an opportunity to rehearse
one dance routine a bit on the stage and get to feel
it. For which I'm very thankful cause it kinda released
some tension in my body after a while and the stage
felt great and the quality on the sound, I mean the
speakers and everything was AWESOME!
I rehearsed my "You Rock My World which goes
into Black or White" dance routine once and then
me and guy named Cesar rehearsed "Gone Too Soon"
together. This was an idea that Shalita got that Cesar
would sing live and I would dance to that - cause
my ending song on my performance was "Gone Too
Soon". So we rehearsed that one a couple of times.
Cesar was to perform "Dirty Diana" by himself
after that but he asked if I could join him on stage
just dancing in the background. I was surprised that
he asked me but I said that I could do that, no problem.
So I ended up rehearsing Dirty Diana together with
Cesar aswell before we finished off the rehearsal.
At around 15.00 they opened the doors and people
started entering the café. That's right the
MJ day was arranged in a café in the very centre
To make a long story short there were quite a few
performers up for a performance this day, from lookalikes
to dancers interpreting Michael's songs to live singing,
karaoke, Michael jeopardy, watching a film with Michael
on a huge screen and of course playing lots of music
from Michael's latest album Invincible! And other
older tunes aswell. It was all a very nice day for
a Michael Jackson fan in Stockholm, Sweden that Tuesday
At 20.30 in the evening it was time for me to enter
the stage, I was the last artist out to perform this
day because I was the main event of the day. Sorry
but I just feel like saying that again .. . tihi...
The performance, in my eyes at least, went very well!
Afterwards fans approached me and complimented me
on my dancing which was all very nice .. >>smiles<<
.. it's moments like these that gives me the strenght
and the edurance to keep on doing what I do, so if
anyone of you read this that was there that day I
want to thank-you so much for the support =)
Here is my program that I did by the way:
Intromix that I had created containing:
- Dirty Diana
- Show You The Way To Go
- Blood On The DanceFloor
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Human Nature that went into Stranger In Moscow
You Rock My World went into Black Or White
Gone Too Soon together with Cesar
Background dancing to Dirty Diana with Cesar
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