February 11, 2010 09:21:24 GMT
Lionel Richie says the late King of Pop's duet with his singer sister Janet Jackson is 'all put together with fabulous choreography.'
Michael Jackson's voice will be heard on "We Are the World" remake which is recorded to celebrate its 25th anniversary of the original song and benefit Haitian relief effort. Confirming that matter are Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones.
The singer who passed away in June last year will not only be featured on the hook but also make a cameo on its accompanying music video. The late King of Pop will appear posthumously in a split-screen with his sister Janet Jackson joining him. The idea of putting him in the project comes from Michael's mother Katherine Jackson and Janet herself.
"To have Michael's presence singing his part is the best gift we could ever get," Lionel told Access Hollywood. "His original image and him seeing his part." On Michael's duet with Janet, he said, "It was all put together with fabulous choreography. It's magical."
The all-star revamped track is going to feature Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Jonas Brothers, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne among others. Its music video is in the middle of editing process by Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis who gets help from Haitian students. It's filmed in 3-D and will be premiered during NBC's coverage of the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics Friday, February 12.