Michael Jackson “United we stand” and “What more can I give” live

Michael’s Jackson’s charity concerts in Munich and Korea back in 1999 were titled “What more can I give” and they were benefit’s for the children of Kosovo. We have been looking at these concerts over the last week (see bottom of this post for the articles) as well as a few oddities from the shows. I remember my friend being very excited, in Munich that we were going to hear Michael’s new song “What more can I give” at the concert, as it was to be premièred. Now, after hearing the rehearsals, I looked at him and said that that sounds pretty much like the MTV Video music awards performance plus “Earth Song” to me!

No “What more can I give”.

Apparently the song was not ready and it, in the end was not going to be performed. These shows were obviously changing at the last minute because Michael actually rehearsed “She’s out of my life” with Mariah. Carey at the first of the two shows … it was not convincing and filled with mistakes – that one didn’t happen either and Mariah, didn’t make it to Munich in the end. Mariah did eventually join Michael Jackson and an all star line up and perform the new song though.

United We Stand: “What more can I give” concert

Michael Jackson performed at a benefit concert in Washington DC on October 21st called “United we stand” for the victims of the September 11th 2001 attacks in New York. He was joined by various artists, including, Mariah Carey, NSYNC, Usher and lot’s of massive stars. It was a similar show to the “Michael Jackson and friends 1999” shows, with Michael appearing at the end of a long day of various artists performances. Michael performed two songs; “What more can I give” and “Man in the mirror”. The full concert was broadcast live on National radio in the United States and highlights of the show were broadcast later on the US network ABC. Rights issues and conflicts caused problems with the advertising and the broadcast of “Man in the mirror”.

Man in the mirror – United We Stand

No footage of this performance was released and limited photos exist. Michael came out and performed the song as normal: He has a choir join him from Washington and on the second part of the song (which he sang live) he grabbed a United States flag and jumped on to a green cherry picker crane and hovered above the crowd in his usual way.

Their seemed to be sound level issues with the broadcast (which was a sound issue on stage) but this was corrected live. After the performance the Radio DJ’s proclaimed themselves fans and apologised for any MJ jokes in the past. You can listen to “Man in the mirror” from the show here.

“What more can I give”

You can watch the original video above and we will continue and rap up the “What more can I give” and “United we stand” review tomorrow with a close look at the live performance!

By Anthony King (c)


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