Brett Nichols: Michael Jackson imitator performs Billie Jean, YouTube video goes viral

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One minute you're a 17-year-old kid in the talent show in your high school gym.

You've rehearsed Billie Jean by Michael Jackson for years.

So, you bust it out.

A couple of days later, over nine million people have seen you perform on YouTube.  

Brett Nichols, a junior at Pitman High in Turlock, California is a global star.

"It's just sort of taken on a life of its own, really," Nichols said.

He says the attention's been scary but he's humble. There's nothing that prepares a young man to face the entire world, staring at you. "It's something else. I'm enjoying it for what it is. It's tiring but good fun."

This type of world attention might swamp some, but Nichols plans to get into the filmmaking and choreography field. "I got to admit, it's been interesting. I've never ever experienced so much so quickly."

The reviews of his MJ-like dance skills are off the charts.

MTV said that his footwork is better than Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" hologram. 

Reported by Walt Gray, KXTV via CNN Newsource