My Nomination Speech – “Michael Jackson”
This is one of speeches in high school where I had to nominate someone worth of recognition. This is another sharing portion where I share and give ideas and serve as an example to get someone started.
Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen! Today it is my honor to nominate Michael Jackson, an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician and philanthropist, Referred to as the King of Pop, He is one of the most successful entertainer of all timeto received the Person of the Millennium award.. I nominated him because he exemplifies traits that are simply admirable and marvelous. These traits are mainly his Persistence, Innovative qualities, Versatility, and being the Epitome of Pop music itself.
First, His Persistence. Through complex dance routines, special effects and famous cameo appearances, Michael Jackson changed music videos into an art form and promotional tool; simultaneously breaking down racial barriers.
Michael Jackson struggled to receive coverage on MTV because he was African American. Pressure from CBS Records persuaded MTV to start showing “Billie Jean” and later “Beat It”, leading to a lengthy partnership with Jackson, also helping other black music artists gain recognition.
Second, His Innovative qualities. The choreography in “Thriller” has become a part of global pop culture, replicated everywhere from Bollywood to prisons in the Philippines.
For “Smooth Criminal”, Jackson experimented with an innovative “anti-gravity lean” in his performances, for which he was granted a US Patent. Jackson also popularized a number of dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk.
Third, His Versatility, Jackson’s versatility allowed him to experiment with various themes and genres. As a musician, he ranged from Motown’s dance fare and ballads to techno-edged new jack swing to work that incorporates both funk rhythms and hard rock guitar.
Unlike many artists, Michael Jackson did not write his songs on paper. Instead he would dictate into a sound recorder; when recording he would sing from memory.
In the mid-1970s, the singer adopted a “vocal hiccup”, the purpose of the hiccup—somewhat like a gulping for air or gasping—was to help promote a certain emotion, be it excitement, sadness or fear.
Finally, being the Epitome of Pop music. Throughout his Career, Michael Jackson transformed the art of the music video and paved way for modern pop music. For much of his career, his musical contributions, which include: “Heal the World”, “Man in the Mirror”, “Cry”, “We Are the World”, “The Lost Children”, “Earth Song”, and “Beat It”, gave him an “unparalleled” level of influence over the younger generation. Jackson’s work continues to influence numerous hip hop, rock, pop and R&B artists, including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Usher, Green Day, Britney Spears, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, and Ludacris, among others.
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