Michael Jackson Viral Dancer Brett Nichols Does 'Smooth Criminal' (Video)
Last week, the dance stylings of 17-year old phenom Brett Nichols brought Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" back into the Hot 100 thanks to a dazzling viral video.
Yesterday (June 2), the high school junior was back at it again. With "Smooth Criminal" the latest endeavor, he posted a brand new video to YouTube of him dancing to the MJ classic. Check out the video below, as Nichols replicates Jackson's moves:
Nichols first caught the attention of Jackson's estate when a video of him dancing to "Billie Jean" in his high school gym went viral. Nichols was invited to attend a performance of "Michael Jackson ONE" in Las Vegas with his family.
Watch the original video below:
As one might imagine, Nichols is no newbie to Michael Jackson's moves. As his YouTube page reveals, he's been performing "Billie Jean" since he was 11.
Of course, this hasn't been the only bit of MJ revivalism lately. His posthumous album "Xscape" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and the Justin Timberlake-assisted "Love Never Felt So Good" hit its peak position of 9 on the Hot 100.
So what Jackson standard will Nichols take on next?