Last night at the exclusive Sydney launch of Michael Jackson's This Is It DVD, a large turnout of celebrities gathered for what was billed a VIP Tribute Show.
Ian "Molly" Meldrum hosted the all-star tribute to Michael Jackson. During the evening Sony's managing director presented Jackie Jackson (Michael's brother and original member of the Jackson Five) with a special award celebrating the success of his brother's film. On accepting the award, Jackie gave a heartfelt and emotional acceptance speech thanking Ortega's dedication on the film and gave his love to Michael's loyal fans.
Throughout the night Travis Payne and a selection of Michael Jackson's dancers wowed the audience as they performed some of the moves from the This Is It DVD. The bittersweet performance gave viewers a glimpse of the phenomenal show that Jackson had created.
This Is It chronicles the months from April to June 2009 of Michael Jackson preparing for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place in London's O2 Arena in July 2009.
The film was edited from more than 100 hours of behind-the-scenes footage, showing a rare glimpse into Michael Jackson's world as he developed, created and rehearsed for the concert.
Michael Jackson's This Is It is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.
Irene Mickaiel contributed to this article.