Michael Sings A Beautiful Acoustic Version Of Man In Motion On Global TV – Canada 10/28/10

Date October 29, 2010

Michael is in Vancouver for the premiere of the movie “Heart Of A Dragon” which opens in theatres 10/29/10.  He made an appearance on BC’s Global News Cafe and sang a beautiful acoustic version of “Man In Motion” which is part of the movie soundtrack!

Enjoy this..it’s outstanding!

An enjoyable article about how Michael came to sing “Man In Motion” for the movie..

Foster’s song struck chord with Johns
By Glen Schaefer, The Province October 27, 2010 Singer Michael Johns and producer David Foster happened to be working in Foster’s Santa Monica recording studio when Foster’s director friend, Michael French, came in to tell them he had finished his feature film on Vancouver athlete and activist Rick Hansen.

The chance encounter resulted in the acoustic version of the Foster-penned hit “Man in Motion” that appears on the movie’s soundtrack.

“It was one of those happy coincidences,” says Johns, the Australian-born singer who started working with Foster after appearing on TV’s American Idol two years ago. “David and I were actually working on another project and the director came in.”

Foster is an executive producer of French’s movie.

“We talked about what we would be able to do potentially,” says Johns, who moved to the U.S. in 1998.

“I picked up an acoustic guitar, started playing the acoustic version and David said, ‘I love it.’ David got on the keys and that’s the version that’s in the movie.”

Foster wrote the song as a tribute to Hansen during Hansen’s round-the-world wheelchair trek. It was originally performed by John Parr and was used in the sound track to the movie St. Elmo’s Fire.

Johns will be in Vancouver Thursday to perform the song at a private function for the movie.

Original link to the article HERE

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8 Responses to “Michael Sings A Beautiful Acoustic Version Of Man In Motion On Global TV – Canada 10/28/10”

  1. heart2 said at October 29th, 2010, 9:17 pm: ()

    I am totally Blown away by this performance! Michael, Your voice is truely a gift from God!! You now own this song, Dude! :))

  2. Jennine said at October 29th, 2010, 9:35 pm: ()

    Michael,

    I absolutely LOVED your performance! And yes, you DO own this song!

  3. cakelulu said at October 29th, 2010, 9:36 pm: ()

    This is an outstanding performance MJ!! I absolutely love it!!! Great to see you on TV again!!! 🙂 and I agree..you do own this song!!

  4. Pamela/Grey Skies said at October 30th, 2010, 9:53 am: ()

    Michael, you sound absolutely wonderful! This is a fantastic version of “Man in Motion.”

  5. Sharon said at October 30th, 2010, 1:41 pm: ()

    You sing this so beautifully, Michael! A wonderful tribute! Thank you!

  6. GalGor said at October 30th, 2010, 9:14 pm: ()

    O, Michael !
    This is your Star Song. Man In Motion linking to David Foster and your name.
    Beautiful performance.

  7. Jo Sedz said at October 30th, 2010, 11:03 pm: ()

    Oh nice job Mike ! Not too shabby to look at either first thing in the morning 🙂

    Thanks to Jane for making this available to those who couldn’t access from overseas

  8. Musicalgal said at November 15th, 2010, 4:02 pm: ()

    Michael – you are the best. Beautiful performance as Gal Gor has said. Love you on AI and still do. I buy everything you put out. Lets get more videos DVD, and CD out for us fans.
    Love ya God Bless
    Musicalgal

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