A hologram of Michael Jackson has made a spectacular appearance at the Billboard Music Awards, mirroring the late King of Pop’s trademark ‘moonwalking’ dance moves.
The hologram performed Slave To The Rhythm, a song from Jackson’s new posthumous album Xscape, which is based on music made by Jackson but not released during his lifetime.
Dressed in a gold jacket, white T-shirt and red trousers, the digital image appeared on stage with a plethora of dancers, bright lights and pyrotechnics.
Members of the audience said the performance was far the biggest moment of the music awards show.
Hologram USA Inc and Musion Das Hologram, the two companies which own the patents to the technology, had filed a lawsuit against the Billboard Music Awards, claiming that use of a Jackson hologram would be in violation of their patents.
However, a federal judge ruled on Friday that the awards show could use the singer’s image for the special performance.
Jackson died in 2009 from an overdose of the surgical anaesthetic propofol.
19 May 2014 | 6:00 am – Source: orange.co.uk