Michael Jackson hologram performs at Billboard Awards
A hologram of Michael Jackson performed at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (18.05.14). The image danced and moonwalked like the late King of Pop.
A hologram of Michael Jackson performed at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (18.05.14).
A life-like image of the late King of Pop - who died in June 2009 - thrilled the crowd at the awards ceremony by dancing and moonwalking like Michael to new song 'Slave to the Rhythm'.
The complicated performance took months of preparation, with Michael's former choreographers, the Talauega brothers, being called in to work on the hologram's dance moves.
Rich Talauega said: ''We knew we didn't need to go so far left field with his dance moves - we just kept it within his world.
''Its just the way you reconfigure his steps so it looks different. You're still speaking the same language, it's just a different dialect.''
Tone Talauega added: ''It was classic Michael, but we put our spice on it.''
The hologram of Michael was seen sporting the star's signature gold jacket, white T-shirt and red trousers, while the stage was reminiscent of the artwork to his 1991 album 'Dangerous'.
Producer Larry Klein said: ''We've been talking about it for the last five months and while we were talking about it they were still inventing the process.
''It was really strange talking about something that did not exist.''