If there was a rulebook for impersonating Michael Jackson, Sergio Cortes would be the one to write it. He has become someone that is able to put on an excellent show and entertain MJ fans, but a lot of it has to do with the systematic way that he approaches the whole process of impersonation. He has been able to rise above the standard that other Michael Jackson impersonators put in place because he is taking things to a whole new level.
The first hypothetical rule that Sergio Cortes appears to write on the walls to those that are planning to imitate Michael Jackson is realizing the importance of securing the right wardrobe. Sergio Cortes knows how to play the part because he has different costumes for different songs just as Michael Jackson did when he was on stage. This is very impressive because these are replica garments of the ones that Jackson wore when he performed some of his greatest hits like “Smooth Criminal “and “Thriller” for large numbers of screaming fans.
If Sergio Cortes planned to write a book a second rule might be too always study the dance moves of Michael Jackson and perfect the things that he did throughout the show. You want to take a look at the more than the moonwalk and duplicate the entire stage presence. Most fans may not perform as well as Jackson did but most people can imitate the moonwalk to some extent. The thing that makes imitating Michael Jackson complicated is being a see what all the other random movements that he did it while he was on stage. With someone that performed over two hours at a time there was a lot of movement. As a diehard Jackson fan impersonator Sergio Cortes has to do a lot of studying and check out lots of footage for concerts. He has to really get a firm grip on what Michael Jackson looks like doing an entire concert performance.
A third and final rule by Sergio Cortes might be for impersonators to simply think big. Sergio goes all out in the same way that Michael Jackson went all out for setting up stages for concerts. He has managed to duplicate the background dancers and provide live musicians for his performance. Sergio has also decided to go on tour. This is what separates him from many of the other amateur MJ imitators.