Simon Cowell did promise that The X Factor was going to do it bigger and better than everyone else.
So while American Idol already had a Michael Jackson night three seasons ago and Dancing With the Stars featured a performance from Cirque du Soleil's Jackson tribute show, The X Factor is the program that had Jackson's brothers, mom and kids in the audience for its salute to the King of Pop.
"It's my favorite show!" Katherine Jackson told host Steve Jones as he introduced them. (And later, he got Prince and Paris to say a few words, too, though Blanket proved a quiet customer.)
OK, top seven, no pressure...