This will make you smile. He owns that stage and he's controlling the audience with his confidence.
That's what you have to do with animation. OWN that scene and FEEL it! Remember to "wow" your audience and keep them hooked. You have to keep them wanting more and give them the unexpected. MJ must have rehearsed for hours and hours to get this song right but we don't think about it, we just enjoy the magic.
Create that magic and hide the strings.