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The Jacksons a hit at St Lucia Jazz

Natanga Smith in St Lucia

The Jacksons a hit at St Lucia Jazz

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Ginuwine was outshone on stage at the St Lucia Jazz Festival by The Jacksons this morning when the show ended at 12:45am but that was expected of a group that was in showbiz  for over 40 years.
Performing hit after hit at Pigeon Island with a big screen on stage flashing pictures of the group, their famous friends and brother, the late Michael Jackson, the four put down a well-choreographed and rehearsed show that was slightly tinged by technical issues.
Tito, Randy, Jermaine and Jackie brought the crowd to its feet from their comfortable ground positions when they upped the tempo with songs from their days of The Jackson Five.
Want You Back, ABC and more had the crowd singing and dancing although no one could match the tight dance steps and fancy foot work put down by the four.
Ending some of their songs in dramatic poses, the guys were contented to let Jermaine take the lead on many songs with his ‘blinged out’ guitar.
The four also paid tribute to their brother the King of Pop, MJ, through song and dance.
Closing the four-hour event, the group put on a show within a show in their hour and half set, only slowing down once to go offstage for a costume change.
Performing for the first time at the St Lucia Jazz Festival on the first day of the climax weekend, they thanked the crowd for their lively responses and screams of delight.
Taking bow after bow they exited the stage left.
Other acts on the night were international artistes Joe and Ginuwine who teased and titillated the crowd with their R&B songs.
Ginuwine dressed in all white, performed  all his big hits.
Opting not to take off his soaked shirt that clung to his sweaty chest, proclaiming St Lucia is “hot out here”, he threw roses into the audience and made a big production of wiping his face, chest and arms before throwing around four towels into the audience.
The jazz festival continues today with acts such as the O Jays, Akon and others.