Michael Jackson & Kanye West Love Diversity

Jun. 3 2009, Published 1:23 p.m. ET

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Britain’s Got Talent winners - dance group Diversity - have been rewarded with a performance alongside rap superstar Kanye West, and now the King Of Pop Michael Jackson wants the 11-member group to perform on his This Is It tour.

Wacko, 50, was so impressed with their winning performance on Britain’s Got Talent that he wants to see them perform in person.

Simon Cowell hinted on Saturday night’s finale that talks had already taken place between the dance group and Jackson’s representatives. A source close to the star said: "Michael has already seen what the boys can do. He was captivated with Susan Boyle, so he had an interest in the show.

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“But when Diversity came up on the outside rail he was totally mesmerised - everyone knows Michael's performances are as much about the dancing as they are his music and Diversity would only add to the magic.”

Cash-strapped Jackson begins his nine months residency at the O2 Arena in London next month and his choreographer Kenny Ortega is also keen to see Diversity perform in person.

The 11-member group – who shocked red hot favorite Susan Boyle by winning the show’s final – have already been booked to play the Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park on July 5, alongside rapper West.

Diversity - who are from Essex and East London - includes three sets of brothers whose ages range from 13 to 25.

And the father of Ian, 25, Matthew, 23, and Jaime McNaughton, 16, admitted Wednesday that the group felt they had no chance against Scottish singer Boyle.

Stewart McNaughton, 63, said: “The boys were just hoping to finish in the top three – they are still in shock.”

And their mother Chandra, 53, believes that they will be able to cope with the pressures of fame because they were raised not to chase it.

She said: “I think they will cope well – but I want them to have careers to fall back on too.”

Two of Diversity’s members Perri Kiely and Mitchell Craske, both 13, are set to return to high school this week along with Jordan Banjo, 16, who has some final exams. (Photo: WENN)


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