So everyone's talking about the MJ hologram that performed at this year's Billboard Music Awards in Vegas. After having seen Cirque du Soleil's spectacular "ONE" show at Mandalay Bay and how they also incorporated a hologram into that performance, I must say that I don't have a problem with this overall idea. Many fans may disagree, saying that the Billboard performance was "upsetting" or "disappointing," but . . . honestly . . . I think Michael would've gotten a kick out of all this. Besides, what better way to honor and feel Michael's presence than a lifelike hologram? We can't have the real thing anymore, so this must be the next best. (Right?) And whoever put the performance together made sure that every move was on point. Sorry, but that performance was MJ through and through--every step, every finger point, every turn of the head. (Trust me--if it weren't, I wouldn't be writing this nod of approval.) Was the hologram a little strange to see? Yes, sure. It wasn't perfect, but it was respectable, and I am thrilled that MJ is still getting the love and attention that he deserves. We can't let anyone forget about him. It would be a disservice to the world and to the music business.
To watch Hologram MJ do his 'thang, click play below:
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