This week’s Way Back Wednesday special takes a detour from the vocal acrobatics of our previous features and into the exciting world of dance. Focusing on a different breed of entertainer, this segment pays tribute to those performers who move their feet with incredible precision and outright greatness!
Every artist hasn’t been blessed with a voice like Celine Dion or skills on an instrument like Prince but some acts can move onstage in ways that don’t require a single note. Watch some of these astonishing performers in action below:
Britney Spears – ‘Me Against the Music’
Chris Brown – ‘Beautiful People’/'Yeah 3x’
Ciara – ‘Get Up’
Janet Jackson – ‘Pleasure Principle’/'So Excited’
Michael Jackson – MTV VMA Medley
Paula Abdul – MTV VMA Medley
Usher – ‘U Don’t Have to Call’
What sets these performers aside from their peers isn’t the fact that they could quickly learn choreography. Rather, it is their natural ability to engage their audiences and remain the focus of attention while still hitting their marks at every turn.
With Michael Jackson as the obvious master of the stage, each of these acts have incorporated various styles into their routines without ever appearing over-rehearsed or robotic. Also, they understand that dance isn’t just about tossing a headful of blonde weave while skipping around in high heels to a catchy tune; it is an art!
Fun game: rank these dancers in order of skill! Also, who else do you think should have made this shortlist?