Usher channelled Michael Jackson during a karaoke session this week.
The R&B star picked up the microphone in the early hours of Tuesday at Rock & Reilly’s on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. He gave an impassioned performance of the Jackson 5 song I’ll Be There.
His turn on the stage – which was caught on tape – received cheers and applause from the stunned crowd at the venue. Usher encouraged the onlookers to join in and sing along.
A source told US website TMZ that the superstar joined in the singing celebrations after drinking upstairs with a group of pals.
“Usher had been hanging out upstairs in a private area with friends throughout the night – but came down around 1am to show the bar how karaoke is REALLY done,” the insider revealed.
Usher has had a tough time of late.
The star laid his stepson to rest in Atlanta last month. The funeral for 11-year-old Kyle Glover was held after he passed away from injuries sustained in a tragic accident in early July.