I’ve posted about this before, but with more research and findings I decided to look into it some more. The first time I posted about this, people where less than convinced, so I decided to let it go. I was recently emailed by somebody who found it interesting, so I went ahead and looked into it more. The connections are just to big to ignore.
Let’s go back to 2006, a year after Michael’s child molestation trial. He is an emotional mess and his reputation is severely damaged. Though Michael’s true fans know he would never hurt a child, thousands of people around the globe still believe he is a criminal. Michael wants his reputation back, he wants to be the King of Pop once again. But how?
Michael moves back to the United States, in late December (2006), after spending some time in Bahrain.
As stated Michael wants to get his reputation back. "Michael is determined to be a global phenomenon again.”
who does he go to?
Why Simon Fuller?
Not only is he the Manager of many sucsessful artists, but he is also the producer and founder of the hit television series American Idol. Which in my opinion is the point of interest.
Here’s where the connections come in. American idol has been the number one TV show for a long while. With millions of viewers, voters and talented contestants American Idol has allot of impact.
“American Idol: The Search for a Superstar on the Fox network, the show has since become one of the most popular in the history of American television. It is currently the #1 program in the Nielsen ratings and is one of only three that have been #1 for five consecutive seasons,”
Michael and the people who worked for American Idol
Bruce Gowers- Directed 3 music videos for Michael including
-"Rock with you",
-"She's out of my life"
-"Can you feel it"
Hosted : -"Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration on CBS"
Directed: - "Michael Jackson Number one's in 2003"
-"Michael Jackson greatest video hits- HIStory in 1995"
-"Michael Jackson NRJ Tribute
Gregg Gelfand- Co Directed Michael Jacksons memorial with Kenny Ortega
Dorian Holley- Backing Vocalist for Bad World Tour
-Traveled with Michael for all of his subsequent world tours
-Served as a backing vocalist, as well as the vocal director for This Is It
-Married to trial attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, who once represented Jackson
Simon Fullers- Michael went to Simon for help in restoring his reputation
Simon Cowell- Signed a contract with Michael for his new British TV show " X Factor"
Paula Abdul- Worked with Janet Jackson and was mentioned in Michael Jackson's opus
If Michael wanted to work with American Idol, clearly he had the connections to do so.
Michael wants to get to Simon Fuller
how does he do it?
He knows that Simon Fuller is the producer of American Idol, so he uses his connections to get to him. (Bruce Gowers, Dorian Holley)
Him and Simon have secret meetings, talking about a big project. We don't know what this project is, but it's big.
A few years later, Michael "dies"
And it seems like the American Idol crew do a good job with that one.
They have a "Michael Jackson Tribute Week"
I wonder where they got the permission to use his music.
Then Bruce Gowers hosts a Michael Jackson Tribute show
Gregg Gelfand helps Kenny Ortega by Co Directing Michael's memorial
And did you know that before Michael "died" he signed a contract with Simon Cowell
to appear on Simon's TV show "X Factor" which hasn't aired yet? will air in 2011
Let's see what that brings us.
Did you also know that AEG and American Idol work together for
the American Idol Live tours?
And just as a side note, American Idol is also under contract with Coke-Cola