London (ANI): Singer Leona Lewis is set to perform in Michael Jackson tribute show to be held at London"s O2 Arena, as per sources. Apart from the X-factor winner, big stars including Justin Timberlake and Usher have reportedly been invited to share the stage to sing cover versions of their favourite Jackson hits.
“Huge stars such as Leona, Usher and Justin have expressed enthusiasm about the project," the Sun quoted a source as saying. However, the details of the one-off show promoted by AEG Live has not been finalised yet. The officials are allegedly working around the clock to put in place a fitting tribute to the legend.
The insider said: “There has been frantic activity both in AEG"s London and Los Angeles offices. Executives want to stage a touching tribute to Michael and think the O2 would be a fitting location." The concert will reportedly feature maximum possible video clips of Jackson rehearsing for 'This Is It" concert in LA.
The source added: “It will be a celebration of Jacko"s life through his music. “The producers want to avoid a sombre memorial tone and intend the evening to be a joyful event focusing on Jacko"s extraordinary legacy."
A date is yet to be settled, but promoters hope to stage it this summer. The late King of Pop was supposed to perform a record-breaking stint of 50 shows at the O2 arena.