There’s a few words which carry a heavy emotional charge for people. One of the biggest is immortality. The oldest existing epic in human history is all about the search for immortality. Of course one of the most amazing things about that epic is the fact that it has survived for around 5000 years. The words of the epic’s composer have outlasted the rise and fall of his own empire and countless others. And this shows how immortality can be achieved through art. But this might be a minor example compared to something truly remarkable that we see in modern times. But to understand how modern artists are finding immortality in their art one must look at the life of Sergio Cortes.
Sergio Cortes has a particular nickname for good reason. He’s most often known as MJ impersonator Sergio Cortes. The fact that his life is so often intertwined with Michael Jackson is evidence of a new way of art surviving the artist. Jackson passed away some time ago. But his life’s work continues. And in some ways he’s just as present in the world as ever. This might seem like an inherent contradiction. But it’s easy to understand by spending any amount of time with Sergio Cortes. Because meeting Sergio Cortes really is like meeting Michael Jackson. Cortes looks almost exactly like Jackson, he walks like him and talks like him. And of course the performances are remarkably similar as well. Many people wonder how someone can be so similar to another person. The answer has a bit to do with luck, a bit with lifelong exposure, and a lot to do with a combination of insight and hard work. And of course the worldwide fame of Jackson himself played a large part in ensuring Cortes had a chance to hone his talents.
When Sergio Cortes was a child people would often comment on how much he looked like a young Michael Jackson. Cortes could have almost walked right out of a Jackson 5 video. People commented on it so much that Cortes began to really study Jackson’s life. In doing so he learned how to imitate Jackson in all aspects of life. This continued into his high school years. By this point the press began to notice and Cortes worked even harder to portray Jackson in every aspect of life. And in doing so he’s been able to grant Jackson an immortality of sorts.