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Beyoncé and other stars perform at the Michael Jackson tribute concert

Beyoncé and other stars paid tribute to the late Michael Jackson at the 'Michael Forever' tribute concert in Cardiff, Wales last night. 

The megastar was introduced by Jackson's three children, Prince (14), Paris (13) and Michael Joseph Jr. "Blanket" (9), who all wore outfits that honoured their father's career.

Via video link, Beyoncé performed 'I Wanna Be Where You Are', a song that Jackson first sang in 1972.

This was the 'Countdown' singer's first performance since she announced her pregnancy in August and she said that the 'Billie Jean' singer inspired her and her band, Destiny's Child:

"Watching him I realised exactly what I wanted to be. He inspired me so much. As a matter of fact, the first song I performed with Destiny’s Child was a Jackson 5 song. It’s called ‘Where You Are.’ It’s the song we auditioned to get our record deal. It was the beginning of our future. I love you forever, Michael Jackson". 

Other stars that paid tribute to the legend were Christina Aguilera, who performed Jackson's favourite song, 'Smile', by Charlie Chaplin, presenter Jamie Foxx, who performed 'Rock with You' and Leona Lewis, who sang 'I'll Be There'.

Smokey Robinson, Ne-Yo, JLS, Cee-Lo Green and Gladys Knight also performed.

The 'Thriller' singer's brothers, Tito, Marion and Jackie performed at the event and their sister, La Toya, came out of retirement to perform. His nephews, 3T, also performed. The Jackson matriarch, 81-year-old Katherine, sat in the audience.

However, his siblings Randy, Jermaine and Janet did not attend the event as they said it was wrong to hold the concert when Dr. Conrad Murray's trial was happening

Watch the fan video below of Beyoncé performing 'I Wanna Be Where You Are' and an interview with La Toya Jackson after the 'Forever Michael' concert: