Mariah Carey first performed the Jackson 5‘s “I’ll Be There” in 1992 on MTV’s Unplugged, a move that reacquainted fans with the 1970 classic. And now Mariah will reportedly be paying tribute to Michael Jackson with her version of that song during the King of Pop’s memorial service tomorrow at the Staples Center in L.A., TMZ reports.
Another big name performer rumored to be paying respect to MJ through music is Jennifer Hudson.
Over 1.6 million people have registered for tickets to the event, which will also be broadcast live at the nearby Nokia Theater. In anticipation of the large crowds, L.A. police are urging fans to stay home and watch the memorial service.