11-year-old boy’s voice is so similar to Michael Jackson's that the crowd jumped to their feet

Cheryl Kahla
Oct 04, 2018
12:15 P.M.
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JD McCrary had been singing since the age of 2, and now at the age of 11, he is being compared to the late Michael Jackson. 


In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres earlier this year, McCrary discussed his career prospects with Ellen including his upcoming role in the Lion King remake. 

Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa. He performed Jackson's "Who's Lovin' You" on the show, and the clip can be seen below. 

McCrary had the audience on their feet in no time, and Ellen believes that the young star's talent will take him far.


The Lion King remake will also include other great names in the industry, like James Earl Jones, Keegan-Michael Key, and Beyonce. 

Donald Glover has been cast in the role of adult Simba while McCrary will voice the part of the younger Simba. 


McCrary joked that he is perfect for the role Simba because they have so much incoming, including they both have scary uncles. Ellen replied: 

"Well, then you are meant to play the role."


Days after his appearance on "The Ellen Show," McCrary took to the stage with Donald Glover at the Grammy Awards. 

They performed "Terrified," and both stars were complimented for their spectacular performance. It later came to light the Glover was responsible for McCrary's fame. 


They began communicating via Skype in 2017 while Glover was recording his previous album, which included his controversial hit track, "This Is America."

Apart from his recent claim to fame, McCrary also appeared in "Atom: The Misadventures of a Real Super Hero" in 2014, and in "K.C Undercover" in 2015.


"The Lion King" remake is currently in post-production and will be released in 2018. McCrary is currently filming "Little."

The comedy film follows a woman who receives the opportunity relive the life of her younger self. 

McCrary was cast in the role of Isaac, alongside Justin Hartley and Issa Rae, and is set to be released in November 2019.