Everyone wanted to know who was singing “Heal the World” at Michael Jackson’s funeral. I was trying to place her but couldn’t. I was just as curious as everyone else. She is so talented. Rollingstone.com found her! Her name is Judith Hill and she was scheduled to sing backup for Michael on his now canceled London This Is It! tour. Most of his backup singers played a role in his service today, but nobody knew who they were as they weren’t identified in the handouts at the Staples Center or on any other documents distributed to the press. Hill will most likely perform at the tribute concert AEG Live is reportedly planning of the This Is It! production.
A star is born!
According to the bio on Hill’s official Website , “Judith was born in Los Angeles and raised in a family of musicians. Her mother is an immigrant from Japan who met her father in a funk band in the 1970s.” Hill is described as discovering her love of music at an early age while growing up in a deeply religious household, which led her to attend the Christian university Biola University in Southern California. Hill’s bio says the singer next headed to France after graduation to perform with French singer Michel Polnareff.