Michael Jackson's children watch 'X Factor' tribute

Friday December 2, 2011

The latest instalment X Factor USA had some special guests in the audience.

Michael Jackson's three children were there to watch the show's hopefuls pay tribute to their late father.

Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket sat proudly with grandmother Katherine by their side as contestants performed a medley of the pop king's his greatest hits.

Clearly still emotional after the sentencing of the doctor charged with manslaughter in the singer's death, Katherine was moved to tears by the performance.

The show's creator, Simon Cowell was clearly pleased, saying: "I couldn't think of a better way to pay tribute to one of the greatest artists in the world"

Backstage, the X Factor crew seemed thrilled to be meet the king of pop's clan as they all posed for pictures.

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