Singer dismisses rumours of 'American Idol' appearance

Michael Jackson is considering offers to perform in Las Vegas, Nevada where he is currently living, his spokeswoman announced yesterday (February 27).

The superstar, who recently returned to the United States after being in self-imposed exile following his acquittal in a child molestation case, has been “reviewing and evaluating” several Las Vegas deals.

“Mr. Jackson has been presented numerous proposals — proposals which he has not solicited, but were presented to him, several of which include performing in Las Vegas,” spokeswoman Raymone K. Bain said in a statement.

“Mr. Jackson is currently reviewing and evaluating each proposal. He does not believe that he is under any time constraint for making his decisions,” she said.

The statement was issued to put to rest rumours that Jackson could not find an offer to perform at a Las Vegas casino, and that he will be appearing on the ‘American Idol’ television programme, reports Billboard.

“Mr. Jackson did not move to Las Vegas to shop a Vegas show,” Bain said. “Mr. Jackson is in Las Vegas because he likes the city and found it a convenient location to record with the artists, songwriters and producers who are working with him in the studio.”

She added: “Mr. Jackson has no current plans to appear or perform on ‘American Idol.'”

As previously reported, Jackson has been working on new material with Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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