Michael Jackson's three children, Prince, 14, Paris, 13, and Blanket, 9, helped 40,000 fans honour the late pop legend Saturday as the "Michael Forever" show in Wales overcame a troubled build up to end on a high note. "We're very happy to be here on this special night to honor our father," said Paris, who wore a replica of her father's famous red and black leather jacket from his "Thriller" music video.
Several performers took to the glove-shaped stage, including Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis and Cee Lo Green. The Black Eyed Peas pulled out of the lineup earlier this week citing "unavoidable circumstances." Other performers included Jennifer Hudson, LaToya Jackson, Gladys Knight, Pixie Lott, 3T, Alexandra Burke, Alien Ant Farm, Craig David, Diversity, JLS and Smokey Robinson. Beyonce Knowles, 30, also performed via satellite video. More than 50,000 people attended the tribute concert, which was hosted by Fearne Cotton and Jamie Foxx.
Honouring their father: Prince Michael, Blanket and Paris took to the stage in iconic clothing at the Michael Forever Tribute Concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
Confident: Paris, 13, introduced Beyonce to the stage and credited her for continuing to keep their father's spirit alive.
Celebrating: There were no tears for Paris as she hugged her brother Prince and enjoyed the pop acts who dazzled on the stage.
Returning to the spotlight: La Toya Jackson honoured her brother.
On fire! Alien Ant Farm set the stage alight with pyrotechnics with a performance to remember in Cardiff.
United: JB, Tito, Oritse, Marlon, Aston, Jackie and Marvin perform altogether to give an electric performance.
Writhing around: Christina Aguilera was surrounded by topless, tattooed men for her routine at the Welsh venue.
Celebrating: Marlon Jackson, Fearne Cotton, Jackie Jackson and Tito Jackson pose for a portrait backstage at the concert.
Dedicated: A fan shows off her painted nails as she queues for the tribute concert outside the stadium.
The event was the brainchild of Jackson brothers Marlon, Tito and Jackie, sister La Toya and 81-year-old mother Katherine but siblings Jermaine, Randy and Janet were opposed. There has also been dispute over where proceeds from the concert will eventually end up. A portion of the takings will go the AIDS Project Los Angeles and Prince's Trust -- both charities supported by Michael Jackson -- but many fans have been angered by reports that the Jackson family themselves stood to make a profit.