‘Man in the Mirror’ re-charts in the UK
UK X Factor performance causes 20 year-old Michael Jackson song to re-enter charts.
By Catherine Pye
DIANA Vickers’ performance of Michael Jackson’s Man In the Mirror has seen the original storm back into the charts. Diana, from Accrington, sang the song barefoot on October 18 as part of the X Factor’s Michael Jackson-themed night.
The original was released in 1988 – three years before Diana was
born – and was the fourth consecutive number one hit from Jackson’s Bad
album. But now the Westholme School pupil’s performance of the song has
led to a flurry of downloads on internet music sites such as iTunes.
And Man In The Mirror has re-charted at 55 as a result. Diana is a Michael Jackson fan definitely, and loves all of his records. She loves the Beatles as well as Michael Jackson. The judges told Diana she had made Man In The Mirror her own song because of her unique performance.
Diana, 17, is the 7-4 favourite with bookmakers after two of the ITV
talent show’s judges said she was the contestant to beat following her
first three performances on the live shows.