Michael Jackson Hologram Steals Billboard Music Awards Show
A hologram of Michael Jackson performing at the Billboard Music Awards stole the show. INSIDE EDITION takes a look how it was made.
It was a remarkable image of a hologram of Michael Jackson Moonwalking across the stage at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards. The hologram is creating quite a stir.
Robin Roberts on Good Morning America said, "Remarkable, to say the least."
Gayle King said on CBS This Morning, "I found it jarring, I did."
In an INSIDE EDITION online poll, 72% called it "Cool" and 28% "Creepy."
INSIDE EDITION social media contributor, Angie Grace said, "It really looked like him, but at the same time it was a little."
Another IE social media contributor, Helen R. Little, said, "It was beautiful, breathtaking, stunning, and a little eerie too."
So, how did the show's producers bring Michael Jackson back to life?
The technology has been used before, most famously of the late rap legend Tupac Shakur during the Coachella music festival in 2012.
INSIDE EDITION’s Jim Moret went to another hologram company, Hologram USA in Beverly Hills, to find out how the process works.
The Michael Jackson hologram seen on television was pre-recorded and digitally created. Moret had 26 cameras around him recording his every move.
They even made him into a hologram.
There were other show-stopping performances at the awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
Two of country music's biggest names, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, debuted a new duet.
Jennifer Lopez made history as the first woman ever to take home the Icon Award. She told the crowd, "All you little ones sitting on the floor right now, watching the award show on TV, like I did when I was a little girl back in the Bronx, have faith, dream big, think big, and know that anything is possible."
The 44-year-old mother of two made quite a presence on the red carpet wearing a daring sheer gown.
One embarrassing moment came when Kim Kardashian's little sister, Kendall Jenner, flubbed her lines, saying, "Guys, I’m the worst reader."
Justin Timberlake took home seven Billboard Awards, including Top Artist. He thanked almost everybody, saying, "I want to thank everybody on Earth! Everybody on Earth! Except Donald Sterling. I don't want to.”
But the night belonged to Michael Jackson. Even in his death, the late King of Pop is still a thriller.
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