Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

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Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 07:45:34 AM
"NEW YORK – Last year, as the Grammys were approaching, the show's executive producer was in frequent talks with Michael Jackson to appear on the telecast to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Thriller."

Ken Ehrlich, the Grammy telecast's co-executive producer, had presented several ideas for performers, including Justin Timberlake and Usher, all of which excited Jackson. But in the end, he declined the show's invitation.

"He just wasn't ready for it," Ehrlich said.

This year, Jackson will be a focal point of the show, with an unprecedented posthumous tribute. The Grammys will broadcast a 3-D clip the singer made for his hit "Earth Song," a video that was to be integral to his comeback concerts in London in July 2009 — shows that never happened because of his June 25 death in Los Angeles.

Usher, Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson will perform alongside the clip, which Ehrlich says will be the first time an awards show will feature 3-D.

"Whenever we would do a show with (Jackson), the first thing he would say to me was, `How can we do something that we (have) never done before?' And now we're doing something that hasn't been done before," said Ehrlich, who worked with Jackson for almost 30 years, in an interview Tuesday.

Ehrlich produced the televised memorial to Jackson last year. He was with the singer the night before he died — and that's when he first saw the 3-D clip of "Earth Song," a call to action about the destruction of nature and animals by man.

"There are these incredible images of the beauties of nature, and then they are seen through the eyes of a little girl, and that girl falls asleep and when she wakes up, she is witness to the destruction of nature," said Ehrlich. "It's all about questioning what our values are."

While a part of the clip was shown in the recent movie documentary "This Is It," Ehrlich says the Grammys will show the full piece in 3-D. When he saw it with Jackson that night, Ehrlich said the singer was moved to tears.

"It was pretty emotional for him," Ehrlich said. "Afterward he said to me that that song and that piece and that portion of the concert was as important to him than anything else in the show."

Ehrlich decided to use the five-minute 3-D clip at the Grammys to produce a show-stopper worthy of Jackson, who provided the awards show with some of its most memorable moments, including his then-historic eight Grammy wins in 1984.

"The promise is this is going to be pretty spectacular," he said.

Viewers can get free 3-D "Grammy" glasses from Target stores nationwide from Jan. 26 through Jan. 31, when the 52nd annual Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS (8 p.m. EST). Ehrlich says TV viewers can see the clip without the glasses, but won't see the 3-D effect.

Jackson will be honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy during the show.

"This is the one award from us that Michael never received," said Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow.

Portnow said he expected Jackson's family to be in the audience but their attendance hasn't been confirmed."

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"GRAMMY winners Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood, and Usher will join together, along with the voice of Michael Jackson, in a moving tribute to Jackson at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 31. This very special GRAMMY Moment will feature the never-before-seen 3-D mini-movie for "Earth Song" that was created by Jackson as the centerpiece of his much-anticipated This Is It tour, but was never seen by the public prior to this GRAMMY performance.

The 3-D film was created to support the performance of "Earth Song," an original composition and a No. 1 hit for Jackson. The song has a strong theme about the future of the planet, and Jackson saw it as a unique opportunity to deliver a message to millions of people who would have seen him on tour.

"It was one of the most important portions of the concert tour to Michael and when Michael saw the film for the first time at his last rehearsal, there were tears in his eyes," according to Ken Ehrlich, GRAMMY co-Executive Producer and longtime Jackson associate, who was also at the rehearsal that night.

"This very special GRAMMY Moment will feature some of our most respected GRAMMY recipients, all of whom have a great love for Michael," added Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "This segment promises to be an emotional highlight of this year's show, and is sure to join the unique list of amazing performances for which the GRAMMY Awards have become renowned."

This special segment also represents another GRAMMY technical breakthrough in that it will be the first time a major awards show broadcasts in 3-D. The GRAMMY Awards also were the first awards show to broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound (2003).

So that viewers can enjoy this unique 3-D TV experience at home, CBS and Target have partnered to provide millions of free 3-D GRAMMY Glasses. From Sunday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 31, Target stores nationwide will exclusively offer these 3-D GRAMMY Glasses so that fans have the opportunity to see the film that was very personal to Jackson. Additionally, the audience at Staples Center will share the 3-D experience, wearing the same glasses as those being worn by viewers at home."

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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 07:54:44 AM
If they do this I will not be able to watch, too emotional  :(
I don't know I just don't like to hear about tributes and if that makes me in denial so be it. On the other hand even in a hoax u can't control everything around you and Michael deserves to be honoured alive or dead(oh horrible thought!) Sorry if I'm not making any sense...
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 08:32:07 AM
someone is saying Michael will surely attend the Grammy in the audience.Disguised.We will have a lot to work on after that day!!!!
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 08:32:31 AM
Notice this is happening about the same time as the DVD for TII comes out.  You have to go to Target to get the glasses; I bet the DVD will be on sale right next to where you get the glasses?  This is all part of marketing; like the video last night of they dont care about us; they are trying to sell dvds.

Michael is a genious with business!  And it is so awesome how he keeps getting these awards; if he is really dead though, it makes me sad that he is missing it.  I hope not!
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 09:33:18 AM
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someone is saying Michael will surely attend the Grammy in the audience.Disguised.We will have a lot to work on after that day!!!!

Where did you heard that?
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 09:47:14 AM
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Notice this is happening about the same time as the DVD for TII comes out.  You have to go to Target to get the glasses; I bet the DVD will be on sale right next to where you get the glasses?  This is all part of marketing; like the video last night of they dont care about us; they are trying to sell dvds.

Michael is a genious with business!  And it is so awesome how he keeps getting these awards; if he is really dead though, it makes me sad that he is missing it.  I hope not!

Yep!
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Grammy Awards 31 January 2010

  • on: January 20, 2010, 10:57:38 AM
Look who is taking part in the tribute!  Who was also taking part at the Memorial!

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/i ... n-tribute/

Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Smokey Robinson and Celine Dion will take part in the Grammy Awards’ 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson live on January 31st. The Recording Academy is honoring the King of Pop with a Lifetime Achievement Award on music’s biggest night and premiering previously unseen footage from his planned This Is It concerts that was filmed to accompany his performance of “Earth Song.” The musicians will sing along with a recording of Jackson’s vocal as the 3-D mini-movie that was meant to be the centerpiece of This Is It rolls.


Umm   :)  :roll:
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 11:01:37 AM
A thought: Could it be they deliberately chose not to feature it in the film so that they could show it later on? Later on they might even reveal more clips and features from the rehearsals that were not featured in the TII film. They mention that Michael wanted it to be like something they'd never done before. Are they emphasising the adventure?  :)
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Re: Grammy Awards 31 January 2010

  • on: January 20, 2010, 11:02:39 AM
3D?It would be mutch better if the real Michael come back!
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 11:35:02 AM
"GRAMMY winners Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood, and Usher will join together, along with the voice of Michael Jackson"

Wouldn't it be amazing if he was singing live with them off stage and then comes on at the end!  :D
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 12:40:26 PM
I am so psyched for this!! I will cry though...Eath song is my absolute fave song from MJ..

and Congrats to you Michael for the Lifetime Achievement Award!! It is LOOONG overdue!!!

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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 12:56:50 PM
It will be a very emotional moment that's for sure, that I expect finish with MJ coming out and singing the rest of the song.  :D Well a girl can only dream. And I hope the Avatar 3D glasses work with the TV, because I don't live in the US to get my free glasses.  :?
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 01:31:19 PM
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And I hope the Avatar 3D glasses work with the TV, because I don't live in the US to get my free glasses.  :?
I think they will work, because they seem to be the same glasses you can see in the making of Thriller in TII (green screening scenes ;) )
Wow, it will be great!!!!! :D
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 01:55:17 PM
I remember when they said that a 3D  MJ will be at the TII concert on O2....now it's all happening..
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 02:02:31 PM
Congratulations, Michael, on a lifetime achievement award!!!! Yes, it is looooooong overdue!  We love you very much! Blessings of peace and love on to you, my dear friend!
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 03:47:37 PM
3d works for this and in cinema maybe not so much at concert now i realise why 3d was used for things like this awesome!!! :D
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 03:51:35 PM
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3d works for this and in cinema maybe not so much at concert now i realise why 3d was used for things like this awesome!!! :D

Now that you mention it, possibly 3D doesn't show very well in a concert, what will support the theory that This is It was never meant to be a concert, but a movie, right from the beggining.
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 04:02:11 PM
Live from the Staples Center in los angeles mmmm concerning his reminds me something...ohhh girls I miss him so much ...

I feel a certain pride that Celine Dion is part of the tribute, I live in Charlemagne's hometown celine, through it I would live this extraordinary moment  :)
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 05:05:03 PM
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"GRAMMY winners Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood, and Usher will join together, along with the voice of Michael Jackson"

Wouldn't it be amazing if he was singing live with them off stage and then comes on at the end!  :D

Well, last year Michael did tell the Grammy's producer that he would perform THIS year...  ;)
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 05:20:20 PM
I think that the message will be important too, as well as the clues that will surface. Earth Song!
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 06:04:39 PM
Ehrlich produced the televised memorial to Jackson last year. He was with the singer the night before he died — and that's when he first saw the 3-D clip of "Earth Song," a call to action about the destruction of nature and animals by man.

Michael was with a lot of ppl that night before he "died"....
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 06:44:32 PM
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Ehrlich produced the televised memorial to Jackson last year. He was with the singer the night before he died — and that's when he first saw the 3-D clip of "Earth Song," a call to action about the destruction of nature and animals by man.

Michael was with a lot of ppl that night before he "died"....

He sure was! Maybe to sort final things out knowing he'd be away for a while  ;)  Well, wishful thinking doesn't hurt...
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 07:38:53 PM
I think the 3-D idea is actually really cool! I will be a Target first thing when they open on Sunday morning!   ;)  lol
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 20, 2010, 11:02:14 PM
Congrats, MJ, on  the Lifetime Achievement Award. You deserve it! ;)  I am going to get my 3-D glasses on Sunday. I wonder if the glasses will work with the telly! :?:  I am going to watch very closely for any clues.  Thanks for the wonderful post!
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Re: Grammys will stage 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson

  • on: January 21, 2010, 12:05:44 AM
I can watch Grammy in my country, but I can't get 3D glasses...
I want to watch 3D Earth Song... (T?T)
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