What would This Is It have most likely looked like

Galactus123

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Its interesting how Smooth Criminal changed during the rehersals. The stage had colorful lights at first but not anymore on June 23th.

What you guys think about the Billie Jean costume that was planned?

It could have looked great but I don't like how the stripes continued to the jacket.
 
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With regards to lipsynching MJ said he wanted to sing live more but they never got round to doing a full run-through of the show & considering how damaged his lungs were at the time it's hard to guess if he could sing most of the show live.

There was also going to be a bunch of new theatrics like aerialists, flames at the end of Beat it, the spider & ghosts in Thriller, Bulldozer in Earth song, lightman, the 3D screen & the lighting looked great.
 

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I think the reason why Thriller was lip synced on the DWT and HWT is because during the last half of the song it's not Michael performing because he's getting ready for the next song (Billie Jean or Beat It). For TII I don't think there was going to be any stand ins wearing that cheesy werewolf mask. So it may have been sung live.
 
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