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High schooler nails perfect 'Billie Jean' rendition

High schooler nails perfect 'Billie Jean' rendition

The Michael Jackson hologram that performed at the Billboard Music Awards has nothing on Brett Nichols, who won his school talent show with a flawless, Jackson-inspired moonwalk.

Nichols, a student at Pitman High School in Turlock, California, danced to the late singer's classic "Billie Jean," winning over his school as well as the internet. The video, posted to YouTube by his school's video arts class yesterday, has already garnered more than two million views.

The 17-year-old student told ABC News 10 that he's been perfecting Jackson's moves for 10 years with the help of YouTube videos. "The younger generation appreciates [Jackson's] work," Nichols said.

Check out Nichols' dance in the video below. --Meghan DeMaria