Do you remember in early February we gave you a link to see a Brazilian taxi driver imitating Michael singing ‘Billie Jean?’ Well, that cabbie is now a star and an internet sensation with four million hits. His name is Jean Carlos Ribiero Machado and the clip was filmed by a passenger who had been told of his amazing vocals. Jean, from Belo Horizonte, was quickly signed up and is now a megastar thanks to talent shows similar to the X Factor.
Recalling the start of his career, Jean said he had no idea how much of a stir his impression had caused. He said: “I got a call to pick up a fare, a guy named Diego. In the car he told me that the operator had said that I sang the same as Michael Jackson.”