Kaan Baybag of Turkey’s Got Talent impressed the world with his exceptional dance routines as he grooved and mimicked Michael Jackson’s signature moves.
Before he began dancing, the 12-year-old boy was asked by a judge whether he was excited to perform. He honestly replied he was a bit nervous. In fact, his nervousness was so obvious that he stuttered every time the judges asked him questions.
In the long run, though, he felt comfortable with everyone’s presence, especially that of the judges until eventually, his anxiety turned into excitement. When he was about to perform, he handed over the microphone and waited for the music to roll.
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At first, he looked like a typical Michael Jackson fan, but what made him different from the rest was his ability to dance and impersonate The King of Pop effortlessly.
His performance received a standing ovation from the judges and from the audience. One judge commented that it was by far the most perfect Michael Jackson performance he has ever seen. Another one commented that Kaan was able to portray Michael Jackson properly and that he has never seen a performance like it his whole life.
Kaan was later asked what sort of dance he will be performing if ever he proceeds to the next round. He said he’ll be performing more Michael Jackson moves, but to a different song.
Despite the nervousness that made him stutter, the judges loved his performance and all of three of them gave out a resounding “YES”. This meant he got to advance to the next round of the competition.
Although Kaan didn’t win the competition, he was invited to perform on the show’s Christmas Special program on December 31, 2012.