We all know it's out there, but sometimes it's easy to forget to look. And then we forget to do anything about it before it's gone.
Holy moly that voice.
When Michael Jackson died 13 years ago, the pop music world lost a legend. However markedly mysterious and controversial his personal life was, his contributions to music will go down in history as some of the most influential of all time.
Part of what made him such a beloved singer was the uniqueness of his voice. From the time he was a young child singing lead for The Jackson 5, his high-pitched vocals stood out. Hearing him sing live was impressive, his pitch-perfect performances always entertaining.
No one could ever really be compared to MJ, or so we thought. Out of the blue, a guy showed up on TikTok recently with a casual performance that sounds so much like the King of Pop it's blowing people away.
Brandon Conway posted his first TikTok video ever on July 24, and in less than three weeks it's been viewed more than 27 million times. It's just him standing in a parking lot snapping his fingers and singing "The Way You Make Me Feel," but when he opens his mouth, whoa.
As he keeps going, it gets even more whoa. Then he hits Jackson's signature "he he" and the whoa turns into what?!?
Take a listen:
First post on tiktok let me know what you guys think! More videos coming soon feom mj to country to rock so yall be sure to stay tuned!#fyp #singer #usherchallenge @usher @tpain #letsgo #firstvideo
Uncanny, right? If you need a reminder of how Jackson himself sounded when he sang it, here's a live performance from Auckland during his 1996 world tour.
Very impressive. You can follow Brandon Conway on TikTok to hear more from him.
The crowd sang along to lines from a classic Elvis song.
Harry Styles concerts are the stuff of magic.
Recently, while in Lisbon for one of his “Love on Tour” concerts, the “Watermelon Sugar” singer helped a fan propose to his girlfriend and it was 100% epic. The couple—and the crowd—will likely remember it forever.
After catching his attention, a male audience member sweetly asked the Grammy winner if he could borrow the mic and “sing two lines” to his girlfriend.
Styles then said, “How long have you two been together, first of all?” joking that if it “was a two-week thing, no chance.”
After the fan revealed he and his girlfriend had been together for a little over a year, Styles was happy to oblige.
Mic in hand, the man sang a refrain from the Elvis Presley classic, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (great song choice, right?) and the crowd couldn't help but sing along.
Then out came the ring. And everyone went absolutely wild.
@francis.tpwk Congrats Marianna & Carl 💍♥️ #harrystyles#loveontour#hslot#harrystylesloveontour#hslotlisbon#loveontourlisbon#proposal#love#loml#harrystylesvids#harrystylesedit#harryshouse#youarehome#youarehomeharrystyles#onedirection#hs#hshq#1d#tpwk#viral#xyzbca#foryou#fy#fyp#fypシ♬ Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Wholesome audience interaction is a regular occurrence for Styles. During a show in Manchester, England, he stopped mid-concert to share his appreciation for his first teacher, who just so happened to be in the audience.
He’s also supported concertgoers during major life milestones. On more than one occasion, he’s helped fans come out during a performance.
Guess being a great guy is all part of the gig for Styles.
An unforgettable moment.
Youth sports have gotten more intensely competitive, to the point where overeager parents and coaches have to regularly be reminded to take it down a notch. So when humanity takes precedence over team rivalries, it's extra heartwarming.
And considering how many "kids these days" laments we see coming from older generations, it's also heartening to see kids showing excellent character qualities when no one directly asked them to.
A viral video from a Little League baseball game is giving us a nice dose of both—good sportsmanship and basic human kindness from two players from opposing teams.
As reported by USA Today, Isaiah (Zay) Jarvis, a batter from Oklahoma, took a pitch from Texas East pitcher Kaiden Shelton right to the side of his helmet. It was a hard blow that caused Jarvis to spin around and crumble to the ground, grabbing his head. The replay in slow motion shows that the ball basically just knocked his helmet off, though it was undoubtedly jarring and probably painful as well.
Jarvis was able to continue playing, but Shelton was shaken up. No matter how fierce the competition, no one wants to be responsible for injuring another person. He was visibly upset on the mound, so Jarvis left first base and approached him.
Watch the classy interchange:
\u201c"Hey, you're doing just great"\n\nOklahoma little leaguer gets hit in the head and then comforts the pitcher who is shaken up afterward\u201d— Jomboy (@Jomboy) 1660067195
That a kid this age would approach a player who hit him with a ball and comfort him with a hug, especially knowing that all eyes were on him, is just so lovely. Someone raised this young man to put people's feelings ahead of competitiveness and not worry about what others might think.
And the fact that the pitcher was so distraught at the possibility of having hurt someone is also so sweet. This was a moment that showed the true character of both of these boys, and both of them exemplified caring and compassion.
\u201c@JakeOffield @Jomboy_ Same with the pitcher. His instant remorse is such a human aspect that\u2019s missing in sports these days.\u201d— Jomboy (@Jomboy) 1660067195
People praised the boys' empathy and humanity.
"Both of those boys are what you want your kids to aspire to," wrote one commenter. "One willing to forgive and knows it wasn't intentional and the other showing remorse and sorrow. I love it!!"
\u201c@PaganLady3 @Jomboy_ thanks for the smart comment. exactly my reaction. there is hope. what a great kid, and compliments to his parents.\u201d— Jomboy (@Jomboy) 1660067195
Good sportsmanship all around. Love to see it. Big kudos to these kiddos and whoever raised them.