ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - October 9, 2009
Connick was a guest judge Wednesday on a live reunion show of the
popular Australian program "Hey Hey It's Saturday." Four men in
afro wigs and blackface sang and danced behind a Michael Jackson
impersonator wearing white makeup. They called themselves the
Jackson Jive. Connick gave them a score of zero and told them if
they did that in the United States the show would be pulled off the
The show's host apologized to Connick at the end of the show.
Blackface performers are not common in Australia. The Jackson Jive
had been on the show 20 years ago and were invited back for the
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