In the second season premiere of the PBS animated series Blank on Blank, the late Michael Jackson talks about the godliness of his voice and his need for perfection in a 1980 interview conducted by music journalist John Pidgeon and seemingly “translated” to Mr. Jackson through his then 13-year old sister, Janet.
My singing it’s just..I’ll just say it simple as possible: it’s just godly. Really it’s just… When I was small I didn’t really know what I was doing. I just sang and it came out sounding pretty good. I just do it and it happens. It’s… I can’t explain it or…It’s no real personal experience or anything that makes it come across. Just a feeling and God, I’ll say. Mainly God