Billboard Music Awards 2014: Michael Jackson Performs In Hologram Form


Nearly five years after his untimely death, Michael Jackson made an appearance at Sunday night’s Billboard Music awards in the form of a hologram.

With the help of technology similar to the Tupac hologram that appeared at Coachella in 2012, a virtual representation of Jackson performed “Slave to the Rhythm,” a single from his recent posthumous album. Dreesed in a gold jacket, white T-shirt and brick red pants, the King of Pop rocked the stage with a band and live dancers.

During the performance cameras panned the audience showing some in tears and others excited to witness the on of a kind performance.

Viewers at home took to social media to express their reactions to the performance which ranged from being excited and stunned to creeped out and disappointed.

Many noted that the performance was a great way to honor the late  great singer and some moments did give viewers chills. Others noted that the performance did get a little jerky and unrealistic at times.

Despite the differing views, the performance had the full support of the Jackson family estate.  According to Billboard, brother “Jackie Jackson started to tear up as he recalled watching ‘Slave to Rhythm’ in the audience at the MGM Grand Arena.”

“When he started walking and dancing, I was teary-eyed,” Billboard reported him as saying. “It’s hard to please Michael’s fans and Michael… I’m telling you it’s amazing.”

Let’s just face it, though it was a great effort, nothing can capture the true essence of the Michael Jackson.

Watch the performance below!

(Phot Credit: Vevo)