A clip of the song “Human Nature,” sung by Michael Jackson during concert rehearsal, has turned up on YouTube.

The song, I am told, is not even being used in the movie “This is It,” set for release on October 28th. But someone somehow got hold of it, and here it is.

The weird part is that Sony’s security surrounding “This is It” is said to be overzealous and out of control. One insider told me recently: “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

I guess it didn’t work so well, unless the “Human Nature” clip was intentionally leaked.

But it does show Michael singing very well, moving well, coherent, with it, and right on the money. This should shoo off the naysayers who claimed that Jackson was being “worked” into the ground and couldn’t handle rehearsal. He’s clearly ok here.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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