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Michael Jackson Grammy tribute, featuring Jennifer Hudson and Usher, to have 3D element

Michael JacksonJanuary 21, 2010

Michael Jackson will be honored at the 52nd Grammy Awards on January 31st, and the "King of Pop's" tribute will feature a first for the annual awards show--a 3D performance. A mini 3D movie made for Jackson's "Earth Song" will be shown as part of a massive tribute that features Smokey Robinson, Usher, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood.

Jackson will be posthumously awarded with the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Grammy's executive producer Ken Ehrlich recently opened up about his decision to show Jackson's 3D movie to millions of viewers at home.

"After he passed, we knew that people would be looking at the show to see what we do for Michael," Ehrlich said. "It occurred to me to take this one song, which admittedly was not a big hit, though it went to number one [in Europe], that captured so much of Michael's spirit and what he was all about and to bring it to life ... with four or five singers singing along with Michael's voice."

The 3D movie was originally set to be shown during Michael Jackson's "This Is It" tour, which would've began in July, 2009 had the singer not died a few weeks prior.

For those interested in seeing Michael Jackson's mini movie in the third dimension, you will soon be able to pick up free 3D glasses at Target.

Source: www.examiner.com