One of the most important things in anyone’s life is the legacy which they’ll leave behind. It’s something that people seldom give much thought to when young. But as one grows older it becomes more important that the works a person created can live on. But if this is true for most people it’s even more so for artists and performers. Every artist hopes that their works will be remembered after they’ve passed on. But at the same time there’s always the concern that it be treated with the utmost respect. This is one of the reasons why people like MJ impersonator Sergio Cortes are so important to the world.
There’s obviously quite a few Michael Jackson impersonators in the world. But they typically approach only the most limited subsets of Jackson’s life. Some of the impersonators do a good job of looking like Jackson. Some are good at dancing like him or singing like him. Others might be able to act like him in public. All of these things are impressive and take a great deal of time to master. But it’s still a very limited view of an entire person’s life. Jackson was one of the most complex and prolific artists in modern history. To really impersonate him one needs to be able to encompass the totality of that life.
And this is exactly what makes Sergio Cortes such an amazing Michael Jackson impersonator. His amazing resemblance to Jackson was first noted when Cortes was still a small child. This meant that he began to work on impersonating Jackson when still in grade school. It takes a very long time to fully learn the entire skillset of someone like Jackson. In many ways it really is a life’s work. But Cortes had a huge advantage over other Jackson impersonators. By the time he began to work as a professional Jackson impersonator he’d already been honing those skills for his entire life.
This might seem purely academic at first. But the importance becomes clear when actually seeing and meeting Sergio Cortes. Because when one does so it never actually feels like meeting a man named Sergio Cortes. Instead meeting Cortes is more like getting a chance to meet, talk with, and enjoy the works of Michael Jackson. Cortes does an amazing job of not just emulating Jackson’s singing and dancing. What makes Cortes the true living legacy of Michael Jackson is the fact that he can impersonate every aspect of the man.