Watch Michael Jackson’s holographic return on the Billboard Music Awards

Watch Michael Jackson's holographic return at the Billboard Music Awards

Michael Jackson is not the primary posthumous recording artist to be reconstituted by mild projection — Tupac obtained there first — however it did not cease the assembled crowds on the Billboard Music Awards whipping themselves right into a frenzy in the course of the efficiency. Naturally, all of it coincided with Jackson’s Xscape album, launched earlier this month, however the shock was spoiled a couple of days early by litigation between a number of holographic corporations over the tech getting used. We have embedded ABC’s protection after the break though the efficiency appears slightly flat on video. And don’t be concerned: there’s moonwalking.

It is unlikely to be the final holographic efficiency from a music artist that is not with us, however the notion of holographic music exhibits is gaining traction past that, whether or not it is for the fictional pc-generated (and Vocaloid-powered) Hatsune Miku, and even an complete attraction devoted to Okay-Pop performances in Seoul, which, just like the Billboard efficiency at the moment, makes an attempt to meld holographic video with actual-life dance performers.

[Photo credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images]

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