Michael, you are so close to me in spirit. I started singing at 4 yrs old in church sounding as the closest thing to you ever and the voice developed still sounding like you, what can I say, it was hard in 1996; now I had to learn to sing different melodies. I have to be honest in the 80's I never had any of your records nor did study your music : I am the real deal. Coming to the states after doing concerts in churches and at the National Arena in my former country, for delegates and the elderly, and after countless recognition I came to the states. I sang on Martin King jr. Birthday throughout my teen yrs and pulled my own wait, no matter what the melody I was liken to you. I remember when at Queens General, New York, you had health problems, I think you fainted, I was there. It was about 1995 or 1996 I was there. I over dosed, and was told by the nurses that you were there too. I was singing "you are not alone", and was pointed out to watch TV and then I saw the strecher coming in as the nurses told me you were in the building. Dreams lost. Thats why I will sign up for the 2012 X-FACTOR. Older now but still young; I want to put a smile on Janet Jacksons face and Germain. I have no coreographers but I'll create my own original moves to stand out. I still have the "it" factor. Make no understatements, Michael when they see me they will see some of you too. This is the real deal, our spirits have crossed paths that day, when I sing they hear you in my voice. Yet I am ME, and you are a better dancer than I am. And you have wrote songs I cannot begin to express like SPEECHLESS. I have worked on my own melodies now and songs, but I still have it. I love you Michael FR: roger.