London, June 10: Michael Jackson, who is all set to make his comeback Saturday, is making strange requests for a child choir for his concerts.
According to mirror.co.uk, Jackson wants every child to know sign language and wants “exactly equal” numbers of black, white, mixed-race and Asian child singers for his concerts.
The weird request was sent to casting agents on behalf of promoters AEG Live, who are organising his 50 concerts at O2 Arena here.
The children are also supposed to range from 5 to 13.
“Normally when we cast choirs for acts, it’s quite a laborious task. But in this case, it’s proving a near impossibility. Jacko is a perfectionist and wants it exactly right and that means every child being able to do sign language. AEG are desperate to keep Jacko happy and so are pulling out all the stops to make it happen. But it’s a race against time,” an insider said.
Jackson also wants that the six marching snare drummers should be clean shaved. He instead wants them to be “young adults, clean-cut and of mixed ethnicity”.