I was very sceptical at first, most tribute shows are a case of an artist trying too hard.
But from the moment he set foot on stage, Dantanio Goodman, born-and- bred in Kimberly, had the Artsacpe Theatre in awe.
Not only does he look like the 13-time grammy-award wining king of pop, Dantanio is the ultimate mirror image – in terms of his iconic vocal abilities and signature dance moves (moonwalk, crotch-grab and those dangerous moves included ). It is the full on live OTT Michael Jackson experience.
With a total of 40 dazzling costume changes throughout the show ( gold leotard, white socks and pants included ), the MJ tribute show boasts an international stellar live band , backing dancers and a vocalist along with impecable lighting. Throughout the show, fans can be heard screaming “I love you, Michael, ” as he takes fans on a trip down memory lane with jovial hits like Thriller, Billie Jean, Bad and Heal The World.
To date, The Michael Jackson History Tour has graced the stages of New Zealand, The United States Of America and The United Kingdom.
After many auiditions with the hopes of finding the right Michael Jackson impersenator around the world, Johnny Van Grinsen selected Danatanio.
To get the full facebeat takes a total of two hours. No, there is no make up artist, it’s all self taught .
Dantanio has been performing since the age of 8.