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Jacko's children in tearful tribute to tragic popstar

A TEARFUL Blanket Jackson broke hearts at a tribute concert in memory of his famous father at the weekend.

Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket took to the stage in front of an audience of 50,000 for the Michael Jackson Forever concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday night.

The children of the King of Pop, who died from a drug overdose at the age of 50 in 2009, introduced Beyonce, who appeared via videolink to play the Jackson Five hit I Wanna Be Where You Are.

As they stood on stage, dressed as various incarnations of their father's stage persona, they were greeted by tumultuous applause.

Introducing Beyonce, Paris said: "She carries the torch lit by our father."

Later they took to the stage, with all the stars who performed on the night, to end the concert with a performance of Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough.

Paris and Prince Michael joined in the singing although Blanket looked uneasy and upset, standing motionless with his hands in his pockets.

Artists including Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Gladys Knight, JLS and Smokey Robinson all performed.

The event, organised by Jackson's brothers Tito, Marlon and Jackie, was hosted by Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx with Fearne Cotton.

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