California teenager Brett Nichols honored Michael Jackson with an epic dance routine to “Billie Jean” during his high school talent show. The video has since gone viral.
Nichols, 17, was one of 60 who auditioned for a spot in the Pitnam High School talent show, and he ultimately walked away as the show’s champion. Nichols won the Pitnam’s Got Talent Rally trophy.
In the video, Nichols lip-synchs to “Billie Jean” and expertly mimics Jackson’s classic moves. Nichols even moonwalks to much applause and shouts of delight.
Nichols explains that watching old Jackson videos on YouTube inspired him to practice the moves himself.
“Why isn’t this something I can’t do?” Nichols asked.
Nichols' section begins at 1:11 in the video.