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Motown visionary Berry Gordy has launched an online search for a budding star to portray himself, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder in a soulful new musical.
The music executive has taken to YouTube.com in an effort to "discover" an African-American performer, aged eight to 11, who can play all three roles in upcoming Broadway production, Motown: The Musical.
Launching the audition process on the video sharing website on Tuesday (17Jul12), Gordy said, "I'm not looking for imitators. What I'm looking for is people that are smart and can be themselves in the role. He has to be extremely talented, plus he has to give me the same chills that I got when I saw Michael Jackson in the first place."
Gordy's new show - about his fabled record label and the acts who recorded for him - is scheduled to open on Broadway next spring (13).


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Barry Gordy will never find what he is looking for. He ought to be ashamed of saying he is looking for a "new Michael Jackson", never will it happen, not in this lifetime, not ever. There is and always will be only one Michael Jackson and thanks to "poor me" Conrad Murray his (Michael's) family, friends and fans longer have him here with us.
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This will NEVER HAPPEN!!!!!! I'm surprized at Berry Gordy for attempting this crap. We have enough problems with all the others who all want so badly to be just like Mike or to be the next Michael Jackson like Chris Brown, Justin Beiber or Usher, Neyo etc.. Everytime I watch any of their videos, Michael's signature moves are all over their performances. The time has come to hang up Michael's jersey and let the next entertainer be who they are and STOP TRYING TO FIND THE "NEXT" MICHAEL JACKSON, BECAUSE THERE WAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE ONLY ONE and although he is in heaven now, in our hearts his music and his ora will be with us forever!
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In a way it's an enormous compliment to Michael that everyone is always trying to find the next MJ. He is the epitome, the zenith, the best there ever was, the standard by which all others are judged, the bar of excellence all are trying to achieve. However, it will never happen. There will never be another. Give it up world. We had it once; we will never have it again...
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